OTC: Issues raised by offshore LNG terminals assessed

05/16/2005
Despite the many LNG terminals planned in major market areas of Western Europe and North America, especially the US, the industry is moving to solve technical issues for offshore LNG terminals.According to David Landry, vice-president of Freeport-McMoRan Sulphur LLC, two of the most important technological issues facing offshore LNG terminals are loading-arm design and design of an LNG pipeline for subsea movement of LNG to regasification facilities ashore or on a platform.Landry spoke at the Offshore Technology Conference May 5 in Houston.The loading arm on an offshore LNG terminal must be able to withstand the effects of heavy seas during transfer from tanker to offshore berth. A subsea...
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