The Gladstone LNG (GLNG) Project (Australia)

In a world first, Gladstone LNG will produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from coal seam gas (or coalbed methane). Total is involved this pioneering project as part of a consortium, enforcing the highest standards of environmental performance as befits an exemplary development.



Total is a partner in the Santos-operated Gladstone LNG project. Designed to produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from coalbed methane, Gladstone LNG strengthens Total’s foothold in the Australian market and rounds out our expertise in unconventional gas.

LNG is a strategic sector for our future growth. The project is expected to come on stream in 2015 with a capacity of 7.2 million metric tons per year (Mt/y).

  • Total’s interest: 27.5%
  • Partners: Santos (30%), Petronas (27.5%) and Kogas (15%)

The development of the Fairview, Arcadia, Roma and Scotia fields located in the Bowen and Surat plays in Queensland began in 2011. The project involves the drilling of thousands of wells, as well as:

  • the laying of a gas gathering network,
  • the construction of a 7.2 Mt/y liquefaction plant in Gladstone Harbor, and
  • the construction of a 420-km gas pipeline.

This pioneering project in the unconventional gas sector is being carried out in partnership with the Australian gas producer, Santos. It will adhere to stringent environmental standards particularly as regards water treatment and discharge quality.

Liquefied Natural Gas