Liquified natural gas (LNG) production has restarted this month on the world’s largest floating object, Shell’s half-kilometre long Prelude gas processing facility.
- The facility was shutdown for 11 months after electrical and safety problems
- Some analysts hold concerns about the facility’s economic and environmental performance
- Shell has never revealed the cost of constructing Prelude
The restart is much-needed good news after an 11-month shutdown following a technical issue only described as an “electrical trip” by Shell, and three incidents that the offshore energy regulator NOPSEMA described as “dangerous occurrences”.
Two of those incidents involved “loss of hydrocarbon containment”.
The facility has been moored 400…