Total considers earthquake in plans

<p>Blanchard said the company is expected to complete by September its Geo-physical and geo-technical reports of its potential LNG Facility in PRL 15.</p>

<p>He said this reports have taken into consideration the physical structure of the area and the potential for earthquake following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake last month.</p>

<p>Total is currently carrying out negotiations on two options for Papua LNG.</p>

<p>They include optimising the condensate export scheme, to take advantage of the existing facilities; or share facilities with the PNG LNG plant to locate additional liquefaction trains.</p>

<p>He said they are also working to conclude contractual agreements of the Project.</p>

<p>Meanwhile, Blanchard said the gas resource at Elk/Antelope is different to other gas resources in PNG as it contains Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2).</p>

<p>He said the challenge now was not getting rid of it but what to do with it. The composition of gas also plays a role in one of the options considered for the Project.</p>

<p>Total E&amp;P (PNG) aims to make the Papua LNG Project cost efficient and competitive.</p>