McMoRan to seek changes to LNG permit

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 9 -- McMoRan Exploration Co. said it will initiate steps to obtain approval for a change to its Deepwater Port license permit of its proposed $400 million offshore LNG receiving terminal, which includes open rack vaporization (ORV) technology, at Main Pass Energy Hub (MPEH), about 37 miles east of Venice, La. (OGJ, Apr. 4, 2005, Newsletter).

The change was necessitated by concerns by state Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who said the use of a "closed loop" regasification system, which uses natural gas rather than seawater to warm the LNG, would be required until additional data are collected and evaluated.

McMoRan said Blanco's concern comes after the Environmental Protection Agency recently indicated the use of ORV could represent "best available technology" when considering specific project factors and on May 4, indicated approval of MPEH using ORV with recommended mitigation measures. The final environmental impact statement also supports the MPEH application with ORV technology.

McMoRan said the more-costly closed loop systems would use an incremental 3.5 bcf/year for MPEH alone, thus, only exacerbating the growing energy crisis in the US. The company said it will continue to address concerns about the more-efficient ORV technology.

Related Articles

McMoRan drilling ultradeep gulf shelf prospect

09/24/2009 McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, is setting intermediate casing at 23,500 ft, below a salt weld, at a proposed 28,000-ft ultradeep shelf prosp...

Ultradeep shelf well logs four apparent pays

10/24/2008 The ultradeep Gulf of Mexico shelf well known as Blackbeard has logged four "potential hydrocarbon-bearing zones below 30,067 ft," said operator Mc...

Blackbeard West well deepening planned

06/12/2008 A group led by McMoRan Exploration has set intermediate casing and plans to apply to deepen the Gulf of Mexico shelf well to 35,000 ft to evaluate ...

Tiger Shoal gulf wildcat finds more pay

08/06/2007 McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, said its Flatrock deeper pool discovery well in Tiger Shoal field has encountered Miocene gas-condensate pay ...

McMoRan strikes gas with Flatrock well

07/16/2007 McMoRan Exploration Co. has made a natural gas discovery with its Flatrock exploratory prospect drilled on South Marsh Island Block 212 in the Gulf...

McMoRan to buy certain gulf assets from Newfield

06/21/2007 McMoRan Exploration agreed to buy all of Newfield Exploration's producing properties in the shallow-water Gulf of Mexico for $1.1 billion and the a...

Deep South Louisiana, GOM shelf prospects score

02/26/2007 McMoRan Exploration Co., New Orleans, reported apparent discoveries at two deep Tertiary prospects in South Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico shelf.

McMoran's Main Pass Energy Hub project approved

01/05/2007 McMoRan Exploration Co. reported it has received approval from the US Maritime Administration for its Main Pass Energy Hub project on Main Pass Blo...

ConocoPhillips withdraws LNG application

06/15/2006 ConocoPhillips has withdrawn its application for a deepwater port license for the proposed Compass Port LNG project 11 miles off Dauphin Island, Ala.
White Papers

Pipeline Integrity: Best Practices to Prevent, Detect, and Mitigate Commodity Releases

Commodity releases can have catastrophic consequences, so ensuring pipeline integrity is crucial for p...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Digital Asset Approach - Defining a new era of collaboration in capital projects and asset operations

There is constant, intensive change in the capital projects and asset life cycle management. New chall...
Sponsored by

Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry with EPPM

With budgets in the billions, timelines spanning years, and life cycles extending over decades, oil an...
Sponsored by

Asset Decommissioning in Oil & Gas: Transforming Business

Asset intensive organizations like Oil and Gas have their own industry specific challenges when it com...
Sponsored by

Squeezing the Green: How to Cut Petroleum Downstream Costs and Optimize Processing Efficiencies with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions

As the downstream petroleum industry grapples with change in every sector and at every level, includin...
Sponsored by

7 Steps to Improve Oil & Gas Asset Decommissioning

Global competition and volatile markets are creating a challenging business climate for project based ...
Sponsored by

The impact of aging infrastructure in process manufacturing industries

Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, chemicals and natural resource industri...
Sponsored by

What is System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis?

This paper will explain some of the fundamentals of System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis and demonstrate...
Available Webcasts


The Alternative Fuel Movement: Four Need-to-Know Excise Tax Complexities

When Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Discussion on how to approach, and ultimately embrace, the alternative fuel market by pulling back the veil on excise tax complexities. Taxes may be an aggravating part of daily operations, but their accuracy is crucial in your path towards business success.

register:WEBCAST



On Demand

Prevention, Detection and Mitigation of pipeline leaks in the modern world

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Preventing, detecting and mitigating leaks or commodity releases from pipelines are a top priority for all pipeline companies. This presentation will look at various aspects related to preventing, detecting and mitigating pipeline commodity releases from a generic and conceptual point of view, while at the same time look at the variety of offerings available from Schneider Electric to meet some of the requirements associated with pipeline integrity management. 

register:WEBCAST


Global LNG: Adjusting to New Realities

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s March 20, 2015, webcast will look at how global LNG trade will be affected over the next 12-24 months by falling crude oil prices and changing patterns and pressures of demand. Will US LNG production play a role in balancing markets? Or will it add to a growing global oversupply of LNG for markets remote from easier natural gas supply? Will new buyers with marginal credit, smaller requirements, or great need for flexibility begin to look attractive to suppliers? How will high-cost, mega-projects in Australia respond to new construction cost trends?

register:WEBCAST


US Midstream at a Crossroads

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Mar. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on US midstream companies at an inflection point in their development in response to more than 6 years shale oil and gas production growth. Major infrastructure—gas plants, gathering systems, and takeaway pipelines—have been built. Major fractionation hubs have expanded. Given the radically changed pricing environment since mid-2014, where do processors go from here? What is the fate of large projects caught in mid-development? How to producers and processors cooperate to ensure a sustainable and profitable future? This event will serve to set the discussion table for the annual GPA Convention in San Antonio, Apr. 13-16, 2015.

This event is sponsored by Leidos Engineering.

register:WEBCAST


Emerson Micro Motion Videos

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected