Shell was looking to give influential industry figures at Gastech in March 2014 an insight into the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility. However, it happened to be two years before Prelude FLNG was to start operations. How to convey the ground-breaking scale, scope and impact of this revolution in natural gas production promised by Shell?
Prelude FLNG will be the largest floating object on the planet, but size isn’t everything. More impressive is how small it is: Shell took the capabilities of a conventional onshore gas plant and engineered them into a facility a quarter of the size. In its own way, Prelude FLNG is just as versatile as a smartphone - so we treated it like a high-tech launch.