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Onshore terminals have been the traditional approach to LNG storage and regasification facilities. However offshore/floating terminals are now being developed and several are in production. They typically offer a lower cost solution and shorter schedule but there are downsides. The workshop will compare the concepts and look at how the drivers for a particular development would steer to a preferred solution. It is planned to look at two case studies to assist in the comparison.

About your workshop leader:

Brian Songhurst is the Director of LNG within Energy and Power, based in London and oversees a variety of LNG projects for both onshore and offshore applications. The offshore applications include floating LNG liquefaction units (F-LNG) and floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). He was previously Engineering Manager with MW Kellogg, one of the world’s leading contractors within the LNG industry. Brian is chairman of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Subject Oil & Natural Gas group which provides technical networking between its members to deliver best practices within the chemical engineering community.

In association with:

Energy & Power (e+p) is an independent engineering, project and technical management consultancy. They have developed core experience in offshore industries and major onshore power generation. They now apply that experience to energy, power, process, petrochemical, remediation and sustainability projects in a range of environments. For more information, visit
www.energyandpower.co.uk

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introduction and aims of the workshop

9:10 Functional Specification

9:50 Building Blocks – those that are common and those that are different

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Case Studies, Risk Assessment and Mitigation

11:40 Discussion and Q & A

12:00 Close of workshop

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