July 2004

Special Report: LNG and GTL Developments

Design a turnkey floating LNG facility

Important factors to consider when planning an FPSO

Demand for energy is steadily rising worldwide and natural gas (NG) represents an attractive choice due to its clean burning characteristics. Fewer NG gas deposits are being discovered that are located close to existing pipeline infrastructure, or which are large enough to justify the significant capital expenditure required to develop them. This has led to an increased interest in stand alone solutions aimed at developing stranded gas deposits. Several options have been investigated for recovering remote gas fields including: Converting NG to synthetic crude oil using Fischer-Tropsch technology Converting NG to methanol by methanol synthesis reaction (MSR)

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