Floating LNG sector showing its strengths

July 15, 2021

Operating FLNG units is no more challenging that operating onshore liquefaction facilities” Really?

Dateline 2021-06-04, Upstream Online:

Floating liquefied natural gas contractors are ready to pounce on fresh opportunities in the growing sector after a clutch of eye-catching developments in Asia, Africa and beyond have proven the technology.

Originally envisaged and developed to exploit remote or stranded gas resources, FLNG is currently being deployed in both deep and shallow waters and has even been used to produce from onshore fields.

The technology is also gaining increasing traction as a development option where onshore liquefaction may prove challenging due to security issues, a lack of infrastructure or other factors.

Operating FLNG units is no more challenging that operating onshore liquefaction facilities, Amir Hamzah Ghazali, head of floating LNG at Malaysia‚Äôs national oil company Petronas, told Upstream’s “The Future of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas” digital event last week.