Design Advanced For Large-scale, Economic, Floating Lng Plant

Marie M. Naklie Mobil Technology Co. Dallas Mobil's large-scale, floating LNG plant design evolved to a square barge from an FPSO vessel (Fig. 1). A model of the floating LNG plant undergoes wave tests (Fig. 5). A floating LNG plant design has been developed which is technically feasible, economical, safe, and reliable. This technology will allow monetization of small marginal fields and improve the economics of large fields. Over the past 2 decades,1-3 significant interest in floating LNG prompted examination of broad concepts, but lacking was more specific work that integrated marine and process-engineering issues. The ...

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