June 2008

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HPIn LNG: Choosing the best offshore liquefaction process

Unlocking offshore gas reserves without investing in capital-intensive pipeline infrastructure, infield platforms and onshore infrastructure—while also minimizing exposure to geopolitical and sec..

Mokhatab, S., Consultant

Unlocking offshore gas reserves without investing in capital-intensive pipeline infrastructure, infield platforms and onshore infrastructure—while also minimizing exposure to geopolitical and security risks—makes offshore liquefaction options an attractive option. Recent developments in liquefaction technologies specific for offshore facilities have moved offshore liquefaction closer to technical and commercial viability. Process simplicity is a bonus. Offshore liquefaction technology development is focused on process simplicity, low weight and small footprint. Some technologies, already deployed and proven for onshore peak-shaving applications, are attractive in this regard. Cons

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