Woodside’s Karratha gas plant suffers production outage

Karratha gas plant (Image courtesy of Woodside)

Australian LNG player Woodside said its Karratha gas plant had suffered an unexpected production outage on Saturday.

“At approximately 11.30am on Saturday 15 April, Karratha gas plant experienced a production outage. No injuries were sustained during the incident and everyone is accounted for,” Woodside said in a statement trough its social media channels.

“People in the Karratha area will have seen black smoke from the KGP flare towers. This is a safety function used during a production outage,” the company added.

Woodside said that the cause of the outage was being investigated. The company did not provide any additional information.

The Karratha gas plant is located some 1260 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia. It is a part of the North West Shelf project facilities.

The Karratha gas plant facilities include five LNG processing trains, two domestic gas trains, six condensate stabilisation units, three LPG fractionation units as well as storage and loading facilities.

It has an annual LNG export capacity of 16.9 mtpa which is supplied mainly to companies in the Asia Pacific region.

Woodside operates these facilities on behalf of the NWS project participants. Other NWS JV partners are BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) and Shell.


LNG World News Staff