Qatargas Train 4 to restart production in March

Plant to reopen after a month-long maintenance that started in February

Qatargas refinery.
Qatargas refinery.

Production from Qatargas liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, known as Train 4, will resume around 25th of March, Reuters has reported. 

The 7.8-million-tonne-per-year train, which supplies LNG to buyers in Britain, Europe and Asia, closed for planned maintenance at the end of February. 

Train 4 is part of Qatargas ll, the world's largest LNG project inaugurated by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum in April 2009.

The project includes two LNG trains each with a capacity of 7.8mn tones per annum (mtpa) and 0.85 mtpa Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

It also boasts a condensate production capacity of 90,000 bpd and a fleet of 14 ships and a receiving terminal.

The project covers 30 offshore wells and three new platforms in Qatar’ North Field. The offshore platforms are unmanned and will produce 2.9 billion cubic feet of gas per day. Total production will be piped to shore via two wet-gas pipelines, accoridng to its website. 

As part of the total expansion of Ras Laffan capacity, Qatargas ll also led the construction of facilities for expanded LNG storage and loading, including five 145,000 cubic meter tanks and three LNG berths, a 12,000 tonne/day common sulphur system serving all Ras Laffan ventures and an export pipeline and mooring buoy for loading condensate ships some 55km offshore.

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