BHP unveils new compact LNG technology

Optimized Nitrogen Cycle [46,967 bytes] Bayu-Undan LNG process [91,191 bytes] BHP Petroleum Pty. Ltd. unveiled a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) process claimed to make development of marginal and offshore projects viable. BHP detailed its Compact LNG technology, which it says enables LNG production at volumes as low a 1 million metric tons/year, at last month's LNG-12 conference in Perth. The process was developed by BHP and Linde AG of Hollriegelskreuth, Germany. It will be marketed by BHP and may be used to develop some of BHP's own gas finds, notably Bayu-Undan in the Timor Sea. The Compact LNG process is based on the conventional nitrogen cy...

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