Safe Production of LNG on an FPSO (eBook)

Published Date

January 2000

Safe Production of LNG on an FPSO (eBook)

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This paper discusses safety analysis, layout issues and the effect of motion on equipment in the development of the LNG production facilities. (15pp)

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A consortium of European companies within the Azure Project has developed the concept of producing, storing and unloading LNG on an FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Off loading). The AZURE project is a design collaboration of ship builders, process design contractors, equipment suppliers and classification societies who are each designing and verifying part of the overall offshore LNG chain. Its objective is to demonstrate that a fully floating LNG chain is a safe and economically viable option.

Two hypothetical design cases have been developed for gas liquefaction:
- A stand-alone gas field located in the Australasian region with a gas liquefaction capacity of 3mtpa.
- An associated gas field located off the coast of West Africa, Gulf of Guinea with a gas liquefaction capacity of 1mtpa. Each design includes LNG and condensate storage, (LPG storage only for the Gulf of Guinea case), an LNG unloading system based on the Boom To Tanker, (BTT), concept, and an accommodation block. The processing facilities include gas reception, acid gas removal, dehydration, mercury removal, liquefaction, fractionation, flares, utilities, and power generation facilities. The safety analysis, layout issues, and the effect of motion on equipment in the development of the LNG production facilities and the design of the steel hull are discussed in the following sections.

Paper Delivered by:
Martin Mayer (MW Kellogg)
Alan Robertson (MW Kellogg)
John Sheffield (MW Kellogg)
Roger Courtay (Chantiers de l'Atlantique)
Rene Harr (Chantiers de l'Atlantique)

Prepared for:
Gastech Houston 2000


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Title: Safe Production of LNG on an FPSO (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g107
Published Date: January 2000

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