July 2011

Special Report: Liquefied Natural Gas Developments

Improve decision-making for LNG projects via an integrated technology

This approach to modeling and economics cuts through the complexity of project capital investment

Beck, R., Aspen Technology Inc.

Exploiting new gas reserves or increasing the throughput of existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations involve a number of competing technical, market and economic factors. For the business decision maker, it is essential to be presented with key options and tradeoffs as to which contracts to negotiate, technologies to select, and capital investments to approve for development. The separate environments in which analysts work within an organization interfere with reaching the best decisions quickly. Processes are screened with simulation models and spreadsheet tools. Contractual, pricing and supply chain information are analyzed through financial spreadsheets. Capital costs are estima

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