14. October 2020 - 9:00
Hotel Novotel London West, London
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FSRU Project Development and Operation: London | Wednesday, 14. October 2020

A comprehensive overview of the FSRU industry addressing the technical, project specific and commercial issues associated with FSRU use.

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Course overview

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the FSRU industry addressing many of the technical, project specific and commercial issues associated with the use of floating surface regasification units (FSRUs).



The course is designed for
  • Technical, commercial and management staff who require a high level technical overview of the LNG industry and FSRU development
  • Personnel within the industry
  • Technical support staff entering the industry
  • Technical staff who want to expand their understanding of the industry
  • Students considering the industry as a career


Course outline

Introduction to LNG – what is LNG

Some key facts about LNG, including physical properties, rich and lean LNG, composition ranges, safety and flammability



LNG Global Trade and alternative Commercial Models

Global Gas and LNG Trade

Development of LNG Trade

LNG Importing Countries

The Global FSRU Fleet

Gas Market Characteristics

The LNG Contract Chain

Sales and Purchase Agreements

FSRU Chartering


Technical fundamentals

LNG Properties and conversions

Heating Values, Wobbe, Interchangeability and market specifications


FSRU vs Land Based Import

CAPEX

Schedule

Permitting

Port Restrictions


Major FSRU Technology Choices

Regas Technology Selection

Boil-Off Gas Handling/Reliquefaction

LNG Pump Selection

Topsides Layout Considerations


FSRU Cargo Containment Systems

Overview of liquefaction systems (membrane vs Moss vs SPB vs Type C)


LNG Transfer

Ship to Ship Transfer- side by side vs tandem

Hard Arms vs Cryogenic Hoses

HP Gas transfer vs hard arms and HP hoses

Custody Transfer, Metering and measurement

Small scale and bunkering


FSRU Mooring System Designs

Tower Yoke Systems

Spread Mooring

Offshore Island

Jetty Mooring

Gravity Based Regas structures


Marine Infrastructure Issues

Breakwater Design

Port Dredging

Tugs and Pilots


FSRU Designs

Newbuild vs Conversions

Shipyard Selection

Ship Designs (AtlanticMax, Q-max, Q-flex)

Floating Storage (FSU’s)

Floating Regas (FRU’s)

Floating Gas to Power

Niche FSRU Applications


FSRU Construction & Constructability

Long Lead Item Delivery

Typical Conversion Schedule

Typical Newbuild Schedule


FSRU CAPEX and OPEX

Factors Influencing CAPEX and OPEX

Typical OPEX Elements


FSRU Site Selection Considerations

Metocean

Water Depth

Water Temperature

Environmental Regulations


Introduction to LNG Safety

Historical Incidents and Lessons learned – material selection, layout, stratification, rapid phase transition, other

Safety in Design

Safety Code requirements


Introduction to Permitting and Environmental