Clarity has emerged on the status of front-end engineering and design contracts for the TotalEnergies-operated Papua LNG development in Papua New Guinea following earlier announcements that suggested duplicate upstream FEED contracts for the multibillion-dollar project had been finalised.

TotalEnergies has, in fact, set up FEED competitions for the upstream and LNG downstream components of the project, according to sources in Port Moresby and confirmed this week by the French supermajor.

Just one contract has been awarded, for the pipelines FEED.