Specifically, Shell Integrated Gas and New Energies Director, Maarten Wetselaar, commented

Today’s first shipment of LNG departed from Prelude FLNG, safely. Everyone involved should be very proud of the work taken to reach this important milestone.

Mr Wetselaar added that prelude forms an integral part of their global portfolio and plays an important role in meeting the growing demand for more and cleaner energy for their customers around the world.

In addition, the Prelude FLNG facility gathers, processes, stores and offloads natural gas and condensate products at sea.

Prelude started production of gas from the wellhead in December 2018 and shipment of condensate in March 2019. The Prelude FLNG facility will produce 3.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG.

In conclusion, Shell is the operator of Prelude development in Block WA-44-L offshore Western Australia with Inpex, KOGAS and OPIC as its partners.