Liquefied Natural Gas
ExxonMobil is a participant in most of Qatar’s LNG projects, including two Qatargas joint ventures (QG 1 and QG 2) and three RasGas joint ventures (RL 1, RL 2 and RL 3). Current production from these ventures is more than 61 million tons of LNG per year (MTA) plus associated condensate.
ExxonMobil affiliate participation in Qatar's LNG ventures ranges from 10 percent to 30 percent. ExxonMobil affiliates are the only foreign participants in two domestic gas development projects: Al Khaleej Gas (AKG), which is in production, and Barzan, which is in the planning stage. ExxonMobil is also a participant in the Laffan Refinery through its affiliate, ExxonMobil Qatar Refinery
Qatargas Joint Ventures (Qatargas)
Qatargas Liquefied Gas Company Limited “QG 1”
QG 1 was established in 1984 to produce LNG and related products from three trainsThe facilities used to purify and convert natural gas to liquid are called “trains” because of the sequential arrangement of the equipment required to process the gas. with a total capacity of 10 million tons of LNG per annum (MTA). The QG 1 trains have a combined condensate capacity of about 51,000 barrels per day (bpd). With 11 LNG ships of about 135,000 cubic meters each, QG 1’s main markets are Japan and Spain.
Qatargas Liquefied Gas Company Limited “QG 2”
QG 2 is operating two large LNG trains that include ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum as shareholders. Each train produces 7.8 million tons of LNG per annum (MTA) of LNG, representing the largest trains ever built and a feat of technical innovation that has led to a dramatic reduction in unit cost.
Qatargas Operating Company Limited “QG Opco”
QG Opco was formed in 2004 to operate QG 1, QG 2, QG 3, QG 4 and the Laffan Refinery. QG Opco is also the single operator for port facilities. Shareholder participation includes the individual companies that are shareholders in the projects that QG Opco operates.
RasGas Joint Ventures (RasGas)
Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited “RL 1”
RL 1 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 tons of LNG per annum (MTA) as well as about 45,000 barrels per day (bpd) of condensate.
Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited “RL 2”
Established in 2001 to produce LNG and related products, RL 2 owns Trains 3, 4 and 5. ExxonMobil’s interest in the RL 2 project is 30 percent. Each of these trains has the capacity to produce 4.7 million tons of LNG per annum and approximately 28,000 barrels per day (bpd) of associated condensate. Additionally, Trains 4 and 5 each extract approximately 14,000 barrels per day (bpd) of LPG. RL 2’s main markets are India, Italy, Belgium and Spain.
Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited “RL 3”
RL 3 was formed in 2005 to produce LNG and related products, ExxonMobil’s interest in the RL 3 project is 30 percent. RL3 includes Trains 6 and 7, each having capacity to produce 7.8 million tons of LNG per annum, approximately 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) of condensate and 24,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Liquefied Petroleum Gas. RL 3’s customers include the United States and Asian markets.
RasGas Company Limited (RG Opco)
RG Opco was formed in 2002 to operate the RasGas joint ventures (RL 1, RL 2 and RL 3) as well as the Al Khaleej Gas project. RG Opco will also operate the planned Barzan gas project.