Liquefied Natural Gas News

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McDermott Wraps Up Ichthys LNG Campaign

an expected operational life of 40 years.The project involves liquefying natural gas lifted from the Ichthys gas-condensate field offshore Western Australia at an onshore gas liquefaction plant constructed in Darwin, Northern Territory, and producing and shipping approximately 8.9 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and approximately 1.65 million tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per year, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak. Approximately 70% of the LNG produced by Ichthys LNG is scheduled to be supplied to Japanese customers

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Ocean Infinity to Deploy AUVs for Scarborough Survey

Australia.The contract, awarded by Australian oil and gas company Woodside Energy, involves a deepwater geophysical pre-engineering route survey, extending approximately 300 kilometers from the Scarborough subsea field in 950- to 1,400-meter water depths up the scarp break toward existing onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facilities on the Burrup Peninsula.The deepwater geophysical survey project set to commence in mid-June 2018 will see Ocean Infinity deploy multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) simultaneously from the 115-meter vessel Seabed Constructor to collect the data required

Prelude FLNG (File photo courtesy Shell)

Shell Feeds Gas to Australia's New Prelude FLNG

Royal Dutch Shell has introduced gas to its 490 meter (1,600 ft) long Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit as part of the cooling process before start-up, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday.Gas was fed to the unit from liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Gallina, she said. Thomson Reuters Eikon ship tracking data shows that the vessel left Prelude FLNG port on June 7."This will cool down the tanks and process equipment and pipework with gas and is an opportunity to test processes and systems before the subsea wells are opened at start-up," she said.Shell and Inpex Corp

McDermott Closing CB&I Deal

will close its acquisition of Chicago Bridge and Iron Co NV on Thursday, creating an integrated onshore and offshore services group that will expand its presence in the Middle East.McDermott's offshore engineering and construction work will combine with CB&I's onshore skills including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and power plants. McDermott will bolster its service offerings in Saudi Arabia, where it is already adding facilities and has contracts with national oil company Saudi Aramco.David Dickson, McDermott's chief executive officer who this week met with Saudi Aramco executives in Houston

Andrew Clayson, managing director of Flintstone (Photo: Flintstone Technology Ltd)

Flintstone Sets Its Sights on Floating Wind

for offshore floating production, is suitable for any permanently, moored floating system. We believe we can make a real impact in the OFW sector to increase efficiency and drive down costs.”In November, Flintstone secured a repeat order of its mooring system for the Moheshkali floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, in collaboration with parent company MacGregor.  The project with Bangladesh-based company, Summit LNG Terminal Co will see Flintstone’s system utilized on Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)

FPSO. Photo: TechnipFMC plc

TechnipFMC Grabs BP FPSO Design Contract

 UK-based TechnipFMC has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by BP for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Tortue/Ahmeyim Field Development, a major LNG (liquefied natural gas) project located offshore on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal.   The agreement between the two companies provides a mechanism to allow a transition of the contract to an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract at a later stage.   TechnipFMC will work on defining the technology and equipment scope and brings

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Sapura Commences Production at B15 Gas Field

in December 2010 and is located within the SK310 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia. The development comprises a processing platform with a 35 kilometre evacuation pipeline tied into the existing B11 infrastructure for onwards transmission into the Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG) complex at Bintulu, Sarawak.   “This milestone achievement at B15 was achieved on schedule and within budget. Sapura E&P has made significant gas discoveries over the past two years. The development plans for these discoveries are progressing well and should come on

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Wave Buoy Measurements on a Hexapod

MARIN has recently expanded its facilities with a hexapod. This system can be used to generate forced oscillations in six degrees of freedom, either on a standalone basis or under the carriage of one of our basins. It is a useful tool to assess the efficiency of anti-roll tanks, sloshing in liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks, safety of cruise ship swimming pools or drop tests with a free-fall lifeboat from a moving platform.   As the positioning system of the hexapod is very accurate, another useful application is the validation of measurement equipment. Recently, MARIN used it to evaluate

IKM Subsea work class ROV, Merlin WR200 (Photo: IKM Subsea)

IKM Subsea Singapore Starts 2018 with Multiple Contracts

IKM Subsea Singapore said it has kicked off 2018 with a double contract award.   The first is a contract to provide two remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) mooring installation in Bangladesh. IKM Subsea provided one Merlin WR200 and a Comanche with the necessary toolings onboard the vessel Jumbo Javelin. IKM said it was chosen due to previous experience with the client, Jumbo Offshore, and the ability to perform in strong weather conditions in Bangladesh. With the Merlin WR200, the operating weather window is extended to help and execute the project.

Kirinskoye field subsea production facility (Image: Gazprom)

Russia is Developing Subsea Production Systems

field in the Sea of Okhotsk, within the Sakhalin III project.   Gazprom noted that Russian companies are already capable of producing the bulk of equipment and materials for such projects. Domestic producers had started to manufacture spiral heat exchangers and cold-resistant steel for liquefied natural gas (LNG) reservoirs as commissioned by Gazprom

Pål Narve Somdalen delivers the morning keynote speech at the BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo in San Diego on November 8, 2017 (Photo: Eric Haun)

BlueTech Week: International Smart Collaboration in Focus

fish farm Ocean Farm 1; a fully electric car ferry Ampere; a designated test site for autonomous ships Tronheim; and a ballast-free, zero-emissions, electric container feeder ship Yara Birkeland that will operate autonomously. He also called attention to the country’s role in pioneering liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for ships, and spoke about joint research being conducted by firms in the U.S. and Norway into hydrogen fuel for high-speed passenger ferries.   “Why has Norway been successful in this blue tech field?” Somdalen asked. “One important factor is clusters

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