Papua LNG

Man watching the river near the camp in the Gulf province - Papua LNG project

Papua LNG project at a glance

The Papua LNG project is a direct response to the growing need for energy in the Asia Market, a strong contribution to the economic growth of Papua New Guinea, a focus on people development and a landmark project in terms of sustainability, carbon footprint optimisation and biodiversity consideration.

The Papua LNG project has an estimated production rate of 5.6 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The integrated Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) has been announced on March the 6th, 2023 and a final investment decision (FID) should be taken around end 2023.

The Papua LNG project will ensure that a skilled local workforce is established and expects to offer over 3,000 positions to nationals over the lifespan of the Project.

The Papua LNG project integrate sustainability as one of the main pillars.  This is already illustrated by the innovative solution to reinject CO2 from the producing wells from day one. In terms of biodiversity, the Papua LNG project wants to enhance the area and commits to be positive biodiversity net gain.

An Independent Advisory Panel with important experts from various sectors (tropical forest, anthropology, and community development) has been set up to develop recommendations for better contributions to the communities and to achieve the positive biodiversity net gain.

Papua LNG is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production project led by TotalEnergies in response to Papua New Guinea’s desire to develop its gas resources. The gas resources have been estimated at over 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The Project will have an LNG export volume of 5.6 million tonnes per year (Mt/y).

Papua LNG project will be an exemplary project in its deployment. The Papua LNG project will pay particular attention to the environment and biodiversity, and it will strongly respect the rights of local populations.

Key figures of Papua LNG


10 B$US

End 2027- Early 2028
Start of production


Co-build all together
Co-build with local communities
Contribute to human development
Contribute to human development
Respect forests and environment
Respect forests and environment
Achieve biodiversity net gain
Achieve biodiversity net gain


Cameraman filming a native women in the middle of the forest - Papua LNG project

Julien Pouget

“The integrated FEED entry is a significant step in the development of the
Papua LNG project. TotalEnergies and its partners are working closely with the
Government, the communities, and the local economic network to ensure the
Papua LNG project serves as a landmark on the societal and environmental
front for the LNG industry.

This project, strongly supported by the Papua New Guinea State, will
contribute to the security of LNG supply, especially for customers in Asia,
where LNG can substitute coal for power generation and participate in a
substantial reduction of CO2 emissions in the region.”

— Julien Pouget,
Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for Exploration & Production
and Renewables at TotalEnergies