Located approximately 600km north of Broome and 160km north east of the Prelude FLNG Facility, the current concept for the Crux project is a Not Normally Manned (NNM) platform containing minimal processing facilities, utility systems and accommodation. It will be operated remotely from the Prelude FLNG facility and only require periodic maintenance visits, significantly reducing the operational safety exposure to staff. It will be tied back to Prelude via an export pipeline. An initial five production wells are proposed to be drilled.
The Crux project will be operated by Shell in joint venture with SGH Energy (15%) and Osaka Gas (3%).