Messersmith, D.

Bechtel Corp.,

David Messersmith is a Bechtel Fellow and the Manager of the LNG Technology and Services Group for Bechtel Corp. in Houston, Texas. He has more than 30 yr of experience in process and systems engineering, including 25 yr focused exclusively on LNG. Mr. Messersmith is considered to be one of the world’s leading technical experts in the fields of gas processing and gas liquefaction, and has held leading roles on several LNG projects, including the Atlantic LNG project’s conceptual design through startup. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, and has given numerous technical presentations at prestigious LNG conferences worldwide.

Liquefaction technology selection for baseload LNG plants

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Messersmith, D., Bechtel Corp.

As global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade continues to rapidly expand, the challenge of liquefaction process selection—a key element of an LNG project—becomes increasingly important.