ESSO LIBYA VENTURE
In November 1965, affiliates of Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) agreed to supply a total of 345 MMSCF/D of liquified Libyan gas to customers in Italy and Spain, with deliveries scheduled to commence late in 1968. Most of the gas to be liquified is produced in association with oil, hence the export scheme conserves a natural resource in addition to supplying a premium fuel to Mediterranean Europe. The 1300 plus BTU/SCF gas will be liquified at Marsa el Brega, Libya, and will thence be transported by four specially designed 250 MB insulated tankers to Italy and Spain. The 235 MMSCF/D puchased by ENI's affiliate, SNAM, in Italy will be separated into fractions, and the Csub3 plus will be steam-reformed to make additional methane. The gas will then be used to supplement Po Valley Gas. The 110 MMCF/D purchased by Catalana de Gas in Spain will also be fractioned, and the methane will be sold to industrial and commercial customers while the heavy ends are sold into other markets. The onshore facilities in Libya, the ships and the two receiving terminals are described. Special mathematical techniques used in designing the two-phase pipeline in Libya, and in sizing the LNG storage tanks at each location, are mentioned. Current status of the construction work is also reviewed. (Author)
- Price for entire Proceedings is $20.00.
International Conference on LNG (1st),
- Latimer, D M
- Publication Date: 1968-4
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Fuel storage; Liquefied natural gas; LNG pipelines; LNG terminals; Supply
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng storage; Lng supply
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00054383
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM