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FLNG Fundamentals

2-Day Training Course: Considerations for Technical & Commercial Analysis of an FLNG Project. A comprehensive 2-day briefing covering technical & operational aspects involved in establishing a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility, including overview of the main challenges & recent developments

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain an insight into the development and background of the LNG industry and the role of FLNG in the overall LNG supply chain
  • Identify the advantages and challenges of an FLNG facility compared with onshore LNG
  • Understand the physical properties of LNG and typical specifications for production and trading
  • Examine the technical components required to establish a FLNG operational system including gas treating, liquefaction, storage, transfer, offloading
  • Review FLNG technologies and processes
  • Determine equipment considerations for FLNG
  • Discover design challenges involved in producing LNG offshore
  • Appreciate safety and integration aspects of LNG production on a floating facility
  • Understand other operations involved in the LNG supply chain including shipping, receiving terminals and regasification
  • Identify the current status of projects/developments around the world

About the Course

In large gas fields located remote from markets (sometimes referred to as stranded gas) or in smaller gas fields (including gas associated with oil), the logistics or economics of pipelining the gas to market may not be feasible.

Gas is shipped to distant markets as a liquefied product (LNG) and the technology of LNG is well established. Liquefaction (by cooling to minus 162 degrees C) occurs in large land based plants and is transported to receiving terminals in LNG carrier vessels.

Floating LNG (FLNG) takes liquefaction technologies into a floating production system which can be located close to offshore gas fields. It is not a new idea and has been under consideration for more than 20 years. There are a number of technological challenges which have been the subject of study, design development and testing.

Currently there is a major resurgence in FLNG – the first FLNG vessels are under construction and scheduled to be deployed over the next few years. This course is therefore a timely event for all those interested in this emerging technology and its associated challenges.

Who Will Benefit

It will benefit, oil and gas management, engineers involved in the design and management of offshore 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.


“The instructors have a tremendous background in the LNG industry. Their vast experience proved to be invaluable as they shared with us the details of LNG”
Permits and Application Officer, BG Group

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Course Outline

Introduction to FLNG

  • Overview of the LNG supply chain
  • LNG carriers
  • Floating LNG regasification
  • Opportunities / advantages of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG)
  • Development history
  • Offshore considerations and challenges

FLNG technologies – Liquefaction

  • LNG properties and specifications
  • Liquefaction requirements
  • Liquefaction processes and technologies – onshore
  • Liquefaction processes and technologies – offshore considerations
  • Liquefaction equipment

FLNG technologies – Gas treating

  • Specification requirements
  • Acid Gas Removal processes
  • Dehydration processes
  • Mercury removal process
  • Heavy hydrocarbon removal
  • Offshore FLNG requirements

Course Excercise: FLNG Technology Selection

FLNG technologies – Containment (LNG Storage)

  • Onshore LNG containment
  • Gas carrier LNG containment
  • Examples of storage systems
  • Offshore FLNG requirements
  • Developments in FLNG containment systems

FLNG technologies – Offshore transfer and export

  • Offloading LNG transfer systems – onshore experience
  • Offshore FLNG requirements
  • Experiences with offshore LNG transfer systems
  • Developments in offshore LNG transfer systems

FLNG layout, interfaces and safety aspects

  • Layout – safety distances, wind direction
  • Layout – leak sources, ignition sources, living quarters
  • Interfaces – process equipment, flares, fuel gas systems, storage
  • Safety in design and operation
  • Safety aspects – spills, slopes, drainage
  • Course exercise: FLNG deck layout

FLNG technologies – Re-gasification

  • LNG re-gasification requirements
  • Regasification technologies
  • Land based and offshore based approaches
  • Requirements for floating offshore re-gasification vessels
  • Examples

Status of current global FLNG Projects

  • Status of FLNG projects which have achieved FID
  • Technip / Samsung Heavy Industries FLNG project
  • SBM / Linde FLNG project
  • Petronas FLNG projects
  • Flex FLNG
  • Hoegh FLNG
  • Others

Pratical excercise and discussion through the course

The course will underpin the theory which applies to FLNG by using examples and discussion.

These exercises will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to apply the theoretical principles which will assist in the understanding of FLNG projects.

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