A New LNG Alternative. The ‘Floating LNG Receiving Terminal’ Concept (eBook)

Published Date

January 1988

A New LNG Alternative. The ‘Floating LNG Receiving Terminal’ Concept (eBook)

(Excludes any applicable taxes)

This paper looks at the potential to use abandoned methane carriers for LNG storage. (11pp)

Be the first to review this product

The floating storage concept is a well known solution for storage of crude oil in the petroleum industry. In most cases, this method employs out-of-service oil tankers either to stock production of off-shore fields, or, in the case of overproduction, to build up temporary reserves. The success of these solutions is mainly due to the low cost of out-of-service oil tankers, and the solutions have proven advantageous as to the rapidity and flexibility of their implementation. Given the petroleum crisis of the early eighties, which meant the abandonment of a large number of methane carriers, and a ridiculously low cost of their acquisition, LNG operators have been led to study similar solutions for use at LNG receiving terminals.

This paper presents the considerations on this concept, studied jointly by SOFREGAZ, GAZ de FRANCE, GAZ TRANSPORT, and TOTAL CFP.

Paper Delivered by:
J. Besse (Total CFP)
J. Trollux (Sofregaz, France)
P. Jean (Gaz Transport, France)

Prepared for:
Gastech Kuala Lumpur 1988

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: A New LNG Alternative. The ‘Floating LNG Receiving Terminal’ Concept (eBook)
Product Code: 4433G056
Published Date: January 1988

Bought this product? Why not review it?

If you have a question about this product, please contact us directly.

Windows eBooks:


To access the eBook, you need to install our free Windows eBook Reader.

The application can be downloaded from:



Standalone eBooks are supplied with 1 licence + 1 backup and are not transferable between platforms.


Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) and virtual environments are not supported.


The Windows eBook Reader works with Windows XP or later OS (but not Windows RT).

See more details.


Cloud (online) eBooks:


The Cloud (online) eBooks use Microsoft Silverlight browser plugin to deliver the best possible reading experience with the ability to work in offline mode.


It is an annual subscription service (i.e. each eBook is purchased for 1 year of use).

Online licences are not transferrable to Windows or iPad (or vice-versa).


Silverlight is compatible with the major web browsers used on Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

However it is not supported on Linux, Android, Windows RT and iPad devices and therefore the Cloud eBooks use an HTML site in these instances.

The HTML site is more restricted than the Silverlight version.


See https://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/what-is-silverlight and more details.


Note for Mac Users:


Mac users can read Windows eBooks with Boot Camp or using virtual machines such as Parallels Desktop, Virtual Box, ...

Alternatively, Cloud (online) eBooks are accessible on Mac, including the Silverlight plugin with offline mode.


Note for Linux Users:


Linux users can read Windows eBooks using a virtual PC.

Alternatively, the HTML version of the Cloud (online) eBooks is accessible.


Note for Tablet Users:


Tablets owners can use the HTML version of the Cloud (online) eBooks.