Shell Australia is proposing to develop the Crux gas field, approximately 190 km off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia and 620 km north-east of Broome.
The Crux project will be developed to supply backfill gas (LNG, LPG and Condensate) to the Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (Prelude FLNG) facility. The project consists of a not normally manned (NNM) platform with five production wells, in ocean waters approximately 165 m deep. The facility will be connected to Prelude via a 165 km export pipeline.
Crux will be operated remotely from the Prelude FLNG facility.
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The frontend engineering design (FEED) process commenced in 2019. Crux is expected to have at least a 20-year lifespan. Future investment decisions could extend the life of the project.
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About the OPP
Crux is an offshore project which requires Government approval. Shell has developed the Offshore Project Proposal (OPP), which was accepted by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) in August 2020.