Melbana Energy Timor Sea Complex is an upcoming petrochemical complex located in Timor Sea, Australia. The complex is expected to commence commercial operations in 2026 and is likely to have an annual petrochemical capacity of 3.5mtpa. The complex will use natural gas as its key feedstock. The plants in this complex are operated by Melbana Energy.

Details of key upcoming projects in Melbana Energy Timor Sea Complex

The complex is set to add capacity with upcoming plants including Melbana Energy Timor Sea Methanol Plant 1 (1.75mtpa), and Melbana Energy Timor Sea Methanol Plant 2 (1.75mtpa).

The technology and operator details for upcoming plants are as follows:

Plant NameOperatorTechnology
Melbana Energy Timor Sea Methanol Plant 1Melbana EnergyJM Davy Methanol Technology
Melbana Energy Timor Sea Methanol Plant 2Melbana EnergyJM Davy Methanol Technology

Key Products Capacity – Melbana Energy Timor Sea Complex, 2021-2030

The complex is expected to produce key products such as methanol.

Methanol capacity share i.e., 100% of the total annual capacity of the complex with 3.5mtpa.

About Melbana Energy

Melbana Energy Ltd (Melbana) formerly MEO Australia Ltd, operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company. The company carries out acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Its projects include Cuba – Block 9 PSC, Taranaki Basin, Petrel Sub-Basin Exploration, Tassie Shoal Projects, and Vulcan Sub-Basin Exploration. Its Tassie Shoal projects produce methanol from high CO2 feedstock gas by designing for high CO2 in the feed gas stream. Melbana’s Vulcan sub-basin is located off the north west coast of Australia in the Vulcan sub-basin adjacent to oil and gas discoveries. The company has its assets in Cuba, New Zealand, Ashmore Cartier, and Bonaparte Gulf regions in Australia. Melbana is headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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