The economics of development of natural gas reserves depends very strongly on their location in relation to the market. Natural gas has traditionally been handled by pipeline; the cost as well as the physical limitations imposed by remote, inaccessible locations has prevented the development of large amounts of known reserves. A partial solution to development of these reserves has been the liquefaction of the gas on site with LNG tanker transport to the user areas. Many of the same limitations of remote location and lack of onshore support limit the application of this approach as well. Offshore floating LNG liquefaction facilities have been proposed as a alternative to the traditional onshore terminals. An evaluation of such as alternative has been done and the results indicate that the offshore floating facility is viable and offers special advantages in safety, technology and economy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles. Also available from Engineering Societies Library.
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  • Authors:
    • Person, A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM