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LNG Facilities: Technologies, Processes & Operational Readiness

3-Day Training Course. A 3-day briefing covering technical & operational aspects involved with establishing & operating an LNG facility including insights into the main challenges with commissioning & operational readiness

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the physical properties of LNG and typical specifications for LNG production and trading
  • Examine in detail the technical components of an LNG facility including gas treating, liquefaction, storage, loading
  • Discover liquefaction technologies, processes and licensors
  • Understand equipment considerations for LNG
  • Design and integration aspects of liquefaction plants and marine facilities
  • Determine gas pre-treatment requirements and processes for LNG facilities
  • Examine LNG plant utilities, flare systems and fuel gas systems
  • Appreciate safety aspects of LNG design and operation
  • Operational aspects of LNG facilities including maintenance, manning, operational readiness
  • Understand other operational aspects involved in the LNG supply chain including shipping and terminals

About the Course

LNG is simply natural gas which has been liquefied for storage and transportation. In LNG form, natural gas is condensed into one 600th of its volume, allowing it to be stored and transported more easily. Liquefaction (by cooling to minus 162 degrees C) occurs in large land based plants and is transported to receiving terminals in LNG carrier vessels.

The need for LNG arises due to the uneven distribution of gas resources and gas markets and the resulting need to transport gas over long distances or over oceans. Although building LNG facilities is capital intensive, transporting LNG by ship over long distances is more economically attractive than transporting compressed natural gas or pipeline gas.

The first LNG export facility came on stream in 1964, although peak shaving plants (which liquefy excess natural gas when supply exceeds demand, for storage and use in peak demand periods) have been in operation for longer. Over this 50 year period, the LNG industry has undergone extensive development and during the last decade, LNG trading has expanded rapidly and now accounts for more than one third of the global gas trade.

This course provides insight into the LNG industry and covers technology, production and operation of LNG facilities at a time when LNG has expanded to be become a significant proportion of global energy trade and, with gas being unlocked from shale and coal seam deposits, is poised to assume even greater importance.

Who Will Benefit

This is a technical course aimed at engineers, designers, operators, project managers, basically all those involved with the design, operation and management of LNG facilities.

This could also include finance personnel, field operational and maintenance staff, field evaluation engineers, financiers, legal staff, board members, those interested in new approaches to gas production and technologies applied and their challenges.

Please note that this is a technical course and does not cover market dynamics.

A CPD Course

Use this course to help fulfil your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) educational requirements to retain your professional/chartered status. Contact your relevant association to learn how

Testimonials

“Exactly the right length, not overly technical, very good introduction to the LNG business. Worldwide examples and photos were very good”
Senior Engineering Advisor, Apache Energy

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Course Outline

Brief review of the LNG supply chain

  • Overview of the LNG supply chain
  • History of the LNG industry

LNG product specifications and legislative requirements

  • LNG product specifications and sales agreements
  • Legislative requirements, environmental obligations and compliance

LNG technologies – Liquefaction

  • Liquefaction requirements
  • Liquefaction technologies and licensors
  • Liquefaction processes

LNG process equipment

  • Liquefaction exchangers
  • Refrigerant circuit compressors and drivers
  • LNG pumps and liquid expanders

LNG technologies – Gas treating

  • Acid Gas Removal processes
  • Dehydration processes
  • Mercury removal process
  • Nitrogen removal

LNG technologies – Liquids handling

  • Heavy hydrocarbon removal
  • Fractionation
  • LPG extraction
  • Hydrocarbon condensate stabilisation

Safety in LNG plant design and operation

  • Layout – safety distances, leak sources, ignition sources
  • Safety in design and operation
  • Hazard identification, prevention and management

LNG technologies – Containment (LNG storage)

  • LNG containment
  • Examples of storage systems
  • Developments in LNG containment systems
  • LNG tank boil-off & interfaces with plant

LNG technologies – Utilities and common facilities

  • Flare systems
  • Fuel gas systems
  • Utilities
  • Inlet facilities

LNG Technologies – Terminal Operations

  • Custody transfer and contractual requirements
  • LNG transfer systems
  • LNG loading operations
  • LNG shipping

LNG Technologies – Import Terminals & Re-gasification

  • LNG re-gasification requirements
  • Regasification technologies

LNG Plant Operational Aspects

  • LNG plant commissioning
  • LNG plant start-up
  • LNG plant operation
  • LNG plant shutdown

LNG Plant Operational Readiness

  • LNG plant maintenance
  • LNG plant manning
  • Preparing for operation

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