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Subsea Tieback Research Hub Opens in WA

the economic viability of WA gas fields that have not yet been commercialized due to their location.Jointly funded by Chevron and Woodside with approximately AUD$600,000 per annum, the center will be highly integrated into industry to work on real-world challenges and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, UWA said.Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for the joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs.The new center UWA Vice-Chancellor

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Steel Cut for 1st LNG-fueled Ship in France

MSC Cruises, a global cruise line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva, has held a steel-cutting ceremony for its first new-generation World-Class ship at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.The first of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered cruise ships on order, MSC Europa is the first LNG ship to be built in France.On the occasion of the cutting of the first steel ceremony held in Saint-Nazaire, MSC and Chantiers de l’Atlantique unveiled a groundbreaking R&D project named PACBOAT.The project focuses on the integration of a new fuel cell technology

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McDermott to Build SPS for Greater Tortue

the project in December 2018.The cross-border project will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and mid-water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then be transferred to a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility at an innovative nearshore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border. The FLNG facility is designed to provide circa 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum on average, with the total gas resources in the field estimated to be around 15 trillion cubic feet. First

A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

consumed by data centers is used to cool IT equipment. Therefore, improving the efficiency of the cooling system can result in significant energy savings and reduce the carbon footprint of data centers. In this project, we aim to demonstrate a novel way of storing cold energy released from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) re-gasification process and using it to cool data centers efficiently," said Dean's Chair Associate Professor Praveen Linga, who is from the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the leader of the project team.A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel

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GTT Intros Several Advances in LNG Tech

technology development process.The American Bureau of Shipping classification society issued the "LNG Cargo Ready" rating to GTT for its latest VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier) model, a first in the ethane sector. The rating certifies that the ethane carriers can be used to transport liquefied natural gas without having to convert the ship's tanks.GTT also received approval in principle from the classification society Bureau Veritas for icebreaker vessels using Mark III Flex and N096 L03+ technologies sailing in Arctic waters.In addition, GTT signed a joint agreement for the design of

Benthic, part of the Acteon Group, will use two of its PROD units, one in deep water and one with tracks for shallow water

Benthic Wins Geotechnical Work from TechnipFMC

Geosciences company Benthic announced it has secured an offshore geotechnical and geophysical contract from TechnipFMC for the Golfinho development, a deepwater discovery off the coast of Mozambique that will be developed as a subsea system tied back to an onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.Benthic said it will utilize two portable remotely operated drill (PROD) units to perform fieldwork, which is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2019. The PROD1 unit with tracks (TracPROD) will be used in the shallow-water geotechnical locations from Solstad’s Nor Captain anchor-handling tug

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LNGC Containment Market to Reach $16Bln By 2025

The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier containment market was USD 11.21 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach around USD15.56 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2019 and 2025.The LNG carrier containment market is majorly driven by the rising demand for natural gas from various industries and LNG’s growing number of residential and commercial applications, said a report by Zion Market Research.Furthermore, LNG has witnessed an exponential increase in its demand as an automobile fuel in recent past, which has bolstered supportive government regulations for cleaner fuel

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TechnipFMC to Split into Two Companies

Houston-based company will have a workforce of about 22,000 people.Catherine MacGregor, who joined TechnipFMC's New Ventures group last month after more than two decades at Schlumberger NV , will head up the engineering and construction services company. It will pursue new opportunities in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and broaden its market focus to include biofuels and alternative energy projects.That company will have about 15,000 employees.TechnipFMC received a record volume of orders in the second quarter, supported by new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. The company recently won a $7.6

Shown from left to right at the contract signing: William Calligeros, McDermott Country Manager Australia, NZ & PNG; Derek Price, BHGE Regional Sales Leader; Graham Gillies, BHGE Oilfield Equipment Vice President; Ian Prescott, McDermott Senior Vice President Asia Pacific; Hideki Iwashita, INPEX Vice President Finance and Technology Services; and Yosuke Ueda, INPEX Vice President Asset Managem (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott, BHGE Score Ichthys Contracts

McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), announced on Tuesday that the companies have been awarded contracts to provide a joint subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production systems (SPS) solution for the INPEX-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) field development, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia.The award, which follows the completion of a front-end engineering and design (FEED) competition and tender for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) scope, includes a joint SURF and SPS EPCI solution, comprisin

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TechnipFMC: Record Orders, Backlog in Q2

Franco-American oil services company TechnipFMC received a record volume of orders in the second quarter, pushing its backlog of projects to a peak thanks to new liquefied natural gas projects, it said on Wednesday.The records could signal a rebound for the company created by a 2016 merger of France's Technip and U.S. rival FMC Technologies to weather the oil price crash that had forced their oil major clients to slash budgets and shelve projects."We achieved record inbound orders in the quarter, with total company orders reaching $11.2 billion," Doug Pferdehirt, chairman and CEO of

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