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Floating LNG gains buoyancy

Dec 10, 2012

The energy industry has discussed floating natural gas liquefaction for more than 30 years as an option to develop gas from remote offshore locations. Douglas-Westwood recently forecast $47.4 billion total will be spent on FLNG during 2013-19.

Noble discusses Leviathan gas development offshore Israel

Dec 7, 2012

Noble Energy Inc. expects first-phase development of Leviathan offshore natural gas field will provide initial production of as much as 750 MMcfd for Israel via a northern entry point in 2016.

Dow Chemical slaps DOE LNG-export report

Dec 7, 2012

A major user of natural gas for chemical production has added to criticism of the Department of Energy’s report on the economic benefits of US LNG exports, saying it gives insufficient attention to the benefits of gas use in domestic manufacturing (OGJ Online, Dec. 6, 2012).

DOE releases report on LNG exports' broader economic benefits

Dec 6, 2012

Increased natural gas exports would broadly benefit the US economy, a Dec. 3 report commissioned by the US Department of Energy concluded.

Gazprom touts first LNG cargo delivered to Asia via northern seas

Dec 6, 2012

The marketing arm of OAO Gazprom reports an LNG carrier it holds under charter successfully delivered last month the first LNG cargo via the “Northern Sea Route,” that is, over the top of Europe to Asia via seas usually icebound (OGJ Online, Jan. 9, 2012).

Planned Pacific Northwest LNG plant marks progress

Dec 5, 2012

Petronas Carigali Canada Ltd. and Progress Energy Resources Corp., Calgary, owners of what they have now named Pacific Northwest LNG, said Dec. 4 they have moved the project to pre-FEED following a successful feasibility study.

Woodside to buy into Leviathan LNG off Israel

Dec 3, 2012

A joint venture of Noble Energy Mediterranean, Delek Drilling LP, Avner Oil & Gas Exploration LP, and Ratio Oil Exploration LP has reached agreement with Australian company Woodside Petroleum Ltd. on terms under which Woodside can buy into the 349/Rachel and 30/Amit licences offshore Israel that contain the Leviathan gas field.

Study improves control of slack line flow

Dec 3, 2012

New research has improved control of slack line flow in steep slope liquids pipelines, whether during commissioning, steady operations, or in the wake of an accident.

US LNG EXPORT PROJECTS—1: Three-point system compares US LNG export projects

Dec 3, 2012

Evaluating potential US LNG export terminals on the basis of their development plan, financial health, and development timeline allows a sorting of the various projects by their likelihood of completion.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 3, 2012

International news for oil and gas professionals

Permits sought for South Texas LNG export

Nov 29, 2012

Pangea LNG (North America) Holdings LLC, Ingleside, Tex., has begun seeking approvals to build an LNG export plant on Corpus Christi Bay in South Texas.

Floating liquefaction off Israel moves forward

Nov 29, 2012

Levant LNG Marketing, a unit of Pangea LNG BV, has concluded a cost-sharing agreement with Israel’s Tamar Partners, Tel Aviv, that marks progress toward the export of LNG from Tamar and Dalit fields 60 miles off Israel in the Levantine basin.

Petronas unit awards contract for Bintulu reliquefaction

Nov 28, 2012

Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd., a production unit of Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas, has awarded the Linde Group, Munich, a contract to build a midscale LNG plant within the Bintulu LNG complex in Sarawak, East Malaysia.

Sweden to get second LNG terminal

Nov 26, 2012

Skangass AS, Stavanger, has awarded a $57 million engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to Linde Group, Munich, to build an LNG import terminal at Lysekil on the west coast of Sweden about 62 miles north of Gothenburg.

Nexus to divest portion of its Crux stake

Nov 26, 2012

Nexus Energy Ltd. of Melbourne wants to sell down some of its 17% interest in the Crux gas-condensate field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

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