Gas Processing/LNG

Valves Outlook

William S. Sandler, Valve Manufacturers Association

Although overall industry growth is not substantial from 2017 to 2018, it translates to $66 MM more in valve shipments for the year, which is a positive sign for the industry.

Cybersecurity

Goble, W., exida LLC

Unfortunately, nation states appear to be launching cybersecurity attacks on other nation states.

Viewpoint

Beck, R., AspenTech

The impact of digital transformation on the LNG value chain is an area of active discussion and urgency.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,600 projects around the world, representing more than $1.8 T in capital expenditures.

Indian LNG—The creation of a natural gas importing powerhouse

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL) publication, “The LNG industry: GIIGNL annual report 2018,” global LNG trade has increased from approximately 264 MMtpy in 2016 to nearly 290 MMtpy in 2017.

How APM in LNG operations can lower TCO and boost ROI

As the world’s hydrocarbon appetite continues its rapid turn toward lighter fare (e.g., natural gas for power generation, transportation and industry), massive, near-term investments in global, capital-intensive, fully digitalized LNG infrastructure are needed.

Selecting amines for AGR facilities impacts LNG plant capacity

Hwang K., Zachry Engineering Corp.

Alkanolamines have been used for acid gas removal from natural gas for several decades.

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.

Decline in LNG contract lengths and volumes raises future supply concerns

Feer, J., Poten & Partners

A dramatic acceleration of a trend toward smaller volumes and shorter tenures for LNG contracts in 2017 highlights the growing commoditization of the global LNG market, even as it raises troubling questions about future supply.

Develop competence in the process industry with a digitalized operator learning path

Industrial digitalization is changing the standards for operator training in the global process industry.