October 11th, 2012
Shell eyes new LNG plan for Browse Shell floats an answer to Browse
The energy giant says the answers may lie out to sea
A SENIOR Royal Dutch Shell executive has done lithe to dampen growing speculation that the company will push its revolutionary floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) technology as a solution to the ongoing controversy over the $U545 billion Browse project in Western Australia.
In an exclusive interview with The Australian, Shell’s director of projects & technology Matthias Bichsel would not rule out considering FLNG as a development option for Browse.
But Dr Bichsel stressed that FLNG technology was an ideal solution for gasfields that are far from shore, and where potential coastal LNG plant sites have high levels of environmental and/or social sensitivity.