Going global with zero refrigerant modular LNG and small-scale iLNG
(UK) In addition to patents already held, further patents have been awarded for the ZR-LNG process in South Korea and Australia, and Gasconsult is working on further patents for the USA, Canada, Malaysia and India.
Work is also proceeding well on their UK Government Innovate funded design work for nominal 1.4 million tonne/y and 1 million tonne/y FLNG modules. Gasconsult expect to complete the bulk of the technical work around end February 2018. The outcomes are presently very encouraging.
Independent third party evaluation by recognised process design experts confirm ZR-LNG as a very efficient process with power demand equal or better than SMR configurations and substantially reduced complexity relative to DMR schemes.
Depending on location, fabricator capability or the need for procurement flexibility the 1.4 million tonne/y FLNG module can be built either as a single module or as two separate modules.
Their ZR-iLNG small-scale liquefaction initiative being developed jointly with Osomo Projects BV continues to progress. This is based on Gasconsult’s “zero-refrigerant” liquefaction technology and Osomo’s membrane and CO2 freeze-out processes. This development aims to increase the economic viability of small liquefaction schemes through elimination of equipment and through system simplification.
Specifically the equipment count is reduced as there is no refrigerant infrastructure cost with further reductions arising from elimination of the amine and dehydration systems.
View links to recent Osomo papers on their membrane system and 3-phase separator
Indonesia, home to 260 MM people on 14,000 islands across a vast archipelago, is estimated to become the seventh-largest economy in the world by 2030, with such growth expected to boost the nation’s energy consumption by 80% from present levels.<sup>1</sup>
At October’s HPI Forecast Breakfast for our sister publication, <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>, I shared <i>Gas Processing</i>’s forecast on change in the LNG industry.
In one of the toughest markets in the history of gas compression, we are challenged to deliver more with less.
The New LNG Imperative
The shale gas boom established the US as the world’s leading natural gas producer and is responsible for billions of dollars of investments in the US gas processing industry. Since 2012, the US has witnessed unprecedented growth in new gas processing capacity and infrastructure. This rise is due to greater production of domestic shale gas, which is providing cheap, available feedstock to fuel the domestic gas processing, LNG and petrochemical industries. New gas processing projects include the construction of billions of cubic feet per day of new cryogenic and gas processing capacity, NGL fractionators, multi-billion-dollar pipeline infrastructure projects, and the development of millions of tons per year of new LNG export terminal construction. Attend this webcast to hear from Lee Nichols, Editor/Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing, Scott Allgood, Director-Data Services, Energy Web Atlas and Peregrine Bush, Senior Cartographic Editor, Petroleum Economist as they discuss the future of LNG and the application of Energy Web Atlas, a web-based GIS platform which allows users to track real-time information for every LNG project.
November 29, 2017 10am CST
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