RasGas operates seven LNG trains with 37 mt/a of production capacity.
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari Joint Stock Company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil who are 70 percent and 30 percent shareholders respectively.
RasGas is one of the premier integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) enterprises in the world. RasGas has developed world class facilities for the extraction, storage, processing and export of LNG and entered into long-term agreements to supply customers around the globe, including Korea, India, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, Belgium and the United States.
RasGas currently operates seven LNG trains with 37 million tonnes per annum (mt/a) of production capacity.
RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the Project Owners noted below. Its personnel manage and supervise the design, construction and operation of various facilities under the terms of a ‘Services Agreement for Operation and Maintenance’ signed in 2002. The company employs more than 1,400 staff, working on a variety of projects.
In 2003, RasGas was designated to manage and supervise the design, construction and operation of a helium facility on behalf of Ras Laffan, Ras Laffan (II) and Qatargas. The Central Helium Recovery unit (HeRu) project at Ras Laffan extracts helium from RasGas (Ras Laffan and Ras Laffan (II)) and Qatargas (QG 1) LNG trains, and puts Qatar on the map as the provider of 10 percent of the world’s helium. RasGas has also signed a technical services agreement to manage and supervise activities related to Qatargas (II)’s drilling programme in addition to its own drilling programmes.
The Project Owners are:
RAS LAFFAN LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS COMPANY LIMITED - ‘RAS LAFFAN’
Ras Laffan was established in 1993 to produce LNG and related products from its two trains: Trains 1 and 2. The two plants have a combined capacity of 6.6 million tonnes of LNG per annum (mt/a) as well as about 45,000 barrels per day (b/d) of condensate. Ras Laffan’s key customer is Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS).
RAS LAFFAN LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS COMPANY LIMITED (II) - ‘RAS LAFFAN (II)’
Established in 2001 to produce LNG and related products, Ras Laffan (II) owns Trains 3, 4 and 5. Each of these trains has the capacity to produce 4.7 mt/a of LNG and about 28,000 b/d of associated condensate. Ras Laffan (II)’s key customers are Petronet LNG of India, Edison Gas of Italy, Distrigas of Belgium and Endesa of Spain.
RAS LAFFAN LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS COMPANY LIMITED (3) - ‘RAS LAFFAN (3)’
Ras Laffan (3) was formed in 2005 to produce LNG and related products. Ras Laffan (3) owns Trains 6 and 7, which came online in July 2009 and February 2010 respectively. Trains 6 and 7 each have capacity to produce 7.8 mt/a of LNG and approximately 50,000 b/d of condensate. Ras Laffan (3)’s customers include the United States and Asian markets.
For further information, please visit the RasGas website.