Ship-Shore Compatibility Study for Next Generation Large Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (eBook)

Published Date

January 2006

Ship-Shore Compatibility Study for Next Generation Large Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (eBook)

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This paper summarizes ship-shore compatibility studies that have been performed for carriers of sizes greater than 200,000 cubic meters. (10pp)

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Natural gas is one of the most important alternative sources of energy to oil in today's energy hungry world. Development of natural gas fields located in remote areas, previously considered as not economical, gained significant attention in recent years due to high oil prices. Parallel with the gas field development projects, numerous liquefaction and re-gasification projects are being considered for commercialization of the produced gas. Liquefying natural gas by cryogenic processes decreases its volume by six-hundred times and makes transportation via special liquefied gas carriers economical. Exporting gas in liquefied form offers commercial flexibility to the gas field developers, because it can virtually be transported to any part of the world as long as there is a receiving terminal with associated storage facilities and re-gasification plant capable of accepting carriers.

Development of new gas projects in locations remote from importing countries also resulted in a high demand for newer, larger capacity carriers. Many orders have been placed with shipbuilding yards for carriers of unprecedented cargo capacities. With the increased sizes of the carriers currently under construction, ship-shore compatibility has become a major concern for many existing import terminals. This paper summarizes ship-shore compatibility studies that have been performed for the carriers of sizes greater than 200,000 cubic meters. Twenty existing import terminals around the world were investigated for navigation compatibility, berthing and mooring compatibility, marine loading arms compatibility, storage capacity compatibility, and personnel access compatibility. It was found that many of these import terminals were capable of receiving the next generation large liquefied gas carriers with nominal modifications.

Paper Delivered by:
Ilker Tutuncu (HPA)
Larry Cunningham (HPA)
Prepared for:
Gastech Abu Dhabi 2006

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: Ship-Shore Compatibility Study for Next Generation Large Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g124
Published Date: January 2006

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