The Queensland Curtis LNG facility (QCLNG) is the first east coast
Australian LNG facility to ship gas. It is also the first
LNG plant to be supplied gas from coal bed methane (CBM) fields,
or as the Aussie's prefer to call it, coal seam gas (CSG).
The gas is being sourced from CSG wells in the Bowen, and Surat
Basins, though at some point in the not too distant future, the
tight gas sands and shale gas wells of the Cooper Basin, may also
provide gas for export. Note: CBM and CSG are exactly the same.
QCLNG is being developed and operated by British Gas (BG), and
will initially have two trains with a name plate liquefaction
capacity of about 8.5 MMTPA, though BG is forecasting peak
production, starting in 2016 of about 8.0 MMTPA, which is around 1
BCFD of gas.