October 2007

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HPIn LNG: Managing execution risks for LNG projects

The liquefaction plant is the central component of the value chain linking natural gas (NG) reserves to end users. Because the liquefaction process is crucial to attaining optimum business performan..

Mokhatab, S., Consultant

The liquefaction plant is the central component of the value chain linking natural gas (NG) reserves to end users. Because the liquefaction process is crucial to attaining optimum business performance, efforts to improve operating efficiencies and economies of scale in the design and execution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are high priorities. Notably, technology will be pivotal in meeting efficiency goals. Yet, surging costs and scarcity of skilled labor are also impacting LNG projects and introducing more risk. The effects from capital cost increases and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) schedule delays can drastically redefine the benefits for any potential LNG projec

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