Offshore natural gas production by liquefaction on floating structures, followed by unloading and transportation in LNG carriers, promises to be advantageous over conventional methods for conveying natural gas to consumers in pipelines. This is especially so for marginal offshore gas fields, or offshore oil fields with associated gas or even for onshore fields where there is a lack of infrastructure. The proposed systems fill a market gap where fixed platform/subsea pipeline methods or onshore LNG plants have reached the limit of economic viability. The processing of natural gas on floating platforms presents many challenging problems associated with the motions of the platform, the need for maximum gas recovery, minimum space and weight requirements for the processing plant and maximum safety for men and equipment. Two groups of companies, ARGE 76 and CONSORTIUM 76, have developed several alternatives of of floating LNG plants for different applications and have formed the common OLS marketing group to market offshore LNG plants. This paper presents the CONSORTIUM 76 design, a natural gas liquefaction system integrating LNG plant, LNG storage tanks and LNG unloading system on one single platform. The CONSORTIUM 76 design has been developed by the companies Linde, Preussag, Technigaz, Dyckerhoff & Widmann, Blohm and Voss and Bilfinger and Berger.

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  • Accession Number: 00322316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 9, Session 3 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM