New FPSO design produces LNG from offshore sources

This article is the fourth in a series that began in the Aug. 12 issue. Merlin Production Inc., in cooperation with Costain Oil, Gas & Process Ltd. and Moss Maritime AS, has demonstrated that an economically viable floating LNG plant can be designed, built, and successfully operated.The process selection procedure focused on an inherently safe design that uses well-proven equipment and LNG plant design practices. Formal safety assessments were used to underwrite all aspects of the design work, particularly plant layout.The design process considered plant capacities between 1.2 and 3.5 million tonnes/year (tpy). The liquefaction process offers high flexibility to feed-gas conditions, high ...

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