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

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January 1988

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

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

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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

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