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Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facilities (FLNG) services opportunities


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The introduction of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas facilities (FLNG) into the Western Australian gas industry marks a major step change in the way natural gas fields can be developed. (See report link below).

FLNG and associated subsea systems bring a number of changes to the way LNG developments are undertaken, moving from a large onshore facilities fed from offshore fields to one where the facility is stationed directly at the field.

These changes are reflected in changing demands for engineering skills and services. Some may include:

a. Anchoring system design specific to FLNG challenges;
b. Corrosion and asset management;
c. Remote Operations, and
d. Metocean data and analysis.

Specialist (rather than generalist) skills are also likely to
be needed. Examples may include:

a. Mooring systems for FLNG;
b. Naval architecture;
c. Corrosion protection for such large stationary marine facilities;
d. Asset Integrity specific to large floating production facilities;
e. Locally based procurement;
f. Advanced materials (possibly a skills gap in WA but available in Australia);
g. Extreme weather event prediction (globally immature technology), and
h. Supply Chain / Logistics;

Read Report here: http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Resources/our_flng_future_engineering_opportunities_and_challenges_december_2014.pdf

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