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%).

Joint Venture Participants

  • Osaka Gas Group

    Osaka Gas Group

    Osaka Gas Group is engaged in upstream, midstream and downstream international energy business, applying its knowledge, expertise and networks across the entire spectrum of the energy value chain.

    Osaka Gas

  • SGH Energy

    SGH Energy

    SGH Energy, a subsidiary of Seven Group Holdings, is an Australian oil and gas company with a portfolio of high quality assets and a resources base in two key regions in Australia: the Gippsland basin off the south-east coast of Victoria and the Browse basin off the north-west coast of Western Australia, in addition to an onshore producing asset in the USA.

    SGH Energy

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