TotalEnergies Partners with QatarEnergy on North Field East LNG Project

TotalEnergies Partners with QatarEnergy on North Field East LNG Project

/ Oil & Gas / Monday, 13 June 2022 09:18

TotalEnergies has been awarded a 25% interest in the 32 million tons per annum (Mtpa) North Field East project, which is equivalent to one 8 Mtpa LNG train, alongside national company QatarEnergy (75%).

The NFE, launched by QatarEnergy in summer 2019, is currently under construction. It is intended to increase Qatar's total LNG export capacity from 77 Mtpa to around 110 Mtpa by 2027. The project currently includes four 8 Mtpa trains, with plans for two more additions. The upstream part of the project will develop the southeastern area of the field with 8 platforms, 80 wells and gas pipelines to the onshore plant.

The project will apply the highest standards to reduce emissions in line with attention to environmental and climate challenges. The native CO2 from natural gas production will be captured and sequestrated in a saline aquifer. In addition, the facilities will be connected to the country's electrical grid, which will supply a growing portion of renewable electricity – in line with Qatar’s climate ambitions, complemented by giant Al Kharsaah solar power plant, which is scheduled to come on stream in 2022, and in which TotalEnergies is a partner.

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies, said, "This is another historic day for TotalEnergies in Qatar, where we have been present for more than 80 years. Qatar has huge natural gas resources that it intends to develop further to increase the production of the least expensive, the most environmentally respectful and the best located LNG. It is good news for the fight against Climate Change as gas and LNG are key to support the energy transition. This new partnership will indeed enable us to reinforce our global LNG portfolio and, together with Qatar, it will support our ability to contribute to Europe energy security."

Meanwhile, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, said, “The North Field East project is an iconic achievement that will not only ensure the optimal utilization of Qatar’s natural resources but will also provide the world with the cleaner and more reliable energy it needs.”

TotalEnergies is the world’s third-largest low-carbon LNG company, with a global market share of around 10% and a global portfolio of nearly 50 Mt/y by 2025 thanks to its interests in liquefaction plants in all geographies.

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