Design Options For An Arctic Class LNG Carrier(eBook)

Published Date

January 1979

Design Options For An Arctic Class LNG Carrier(eBook)

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This paper concentrates on the shipping system of the Arctic Pilot Project (APP)(12pp)

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The oil, gas and other resources discovered in the Canadian Arctic are beginning to reach marketable quantities. Commercial activities have been underway for some time to transport lead and zinc concentrates from Northern Baffin Island. While there is the potential for a similar mine on Little Cornwall Island, the most imminent enterprise appears to be the shipment of natural gas from Melville Island to a port on the North American eastern seaboard.

This paper focuses upon the Arctic Pilot Project (APP) and briefly describes the entire project before concentrating on the shipping system. This project will be the first effort by a commercial group to design a shipping system specifically for year round operation to the Canadian Arctic. While LNG transportation by ship is interesting, it is the accompanying requirements imposed by Arctic operation which make this project a challenge. The design work that has been undertaken in the last two years has opened many options and led to a number of conclusions. This paper describes these options and conclusions.

The Arctic Pilot Project (APP) is a natural gas transportation project conceived by Petro Canada Ltd. in early 1977. It is the gas in the Sabine Peninsula's Drake field on Melville Island that is the target. Melville Island is the Parry Channel at about 74°N 109°W, This island is not considered to be in the high Arctic but still presents some access difficulties to a marine mode of transportation. The island is in zone 6 of the Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention regulations and requires vessels to transit 2 to 2.5 M thick ice during the winter months. The gas (approximately 110 billion cubic metres) is owned by Panarctic Oils Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company, and covers an area both onshore and offshore.

Paper Delivered by:
RA Dick
V Laskowj
J Wainwright
(all from Melville Shipping Ltd, Canada)

Prepared for:
Gastech Houston 1979



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Title: Design Options For An Arctic Class LNG Carrier(eBook)
Product Code: 4433g002
Published Date: January 1979

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