March 2009

Bonus Report: Gas Processing Developments

What are the opportunities to construct liquefaction facilities at the Arctic Circle?

Building and operating natural gas plants in the high latitudes pose numerous challenges

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Wood, D. A., David Wood & Associates

Locating natural gas liquefaction installations around the Arctic Ocean for export markets poses many challenges. This region is hostile with many changing environmental obstacles. As shown in Fig. 1, many hurdles must be addressed when constructing and operating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. Yet, the potential oil and gas resources located at the Arctic region draw global interest. Several formidable obstacles must be addressed in conquering this region to develop these new energy resources.    Fig. 1    Challenges of exploiting Arctic Ocean natural gas resourc

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