Elk-Antelope (Papua LNG) is a conventional gas development located onshore Papua New Guinea and is operated by Total E&P PNG. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, Elk-Antelope (Papua LNG) was discovered in 2006, lies in block PRL 15. Buy the profile here.

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2027. Final investment decision (FID) of the project will be approved in 2023.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Exxon Mobil, Kumul Petroleum Holdings, Santos and TotalEnergies.

Production from Elk-Antelope (Papua LNG)

Production from the Elk-Antelope (Papua LNG) conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2027 and is forecast to peak in 2039, to approximately 9,568 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 53 Mmcfd of natural gas and 1,052 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2059.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 1,168.88 Mmboe, comprised of 57.58 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 290.87 bcf of natural gas reserves and 6,376.92 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves.

Contractors involved in the Elk-Antelope (Papua LNG) conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Elk-Antelope (Papua LNG) project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Murray & Roberts Holdings and Technip Energies

Other Contractors: High Arctic Energy Services and IDP Consulting (Singapore)

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