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FLNG Design and Technology

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
OM105 17 - 21 Nov 2019 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The challenge of an LNG FPSO, is adapting the known onshore technologies to an offshore environment, with motion impacts affecting the process and offloading, as well as space limitations. This 5-day training course will guide the participant through all the phases of the project from concept design, construction and interfaces to commissioning, start-up and handover. 

This FLNG Design and Technology course gives a valuable, detailed insight into Floating Liquid Natural Gas development encompassing technical complexities, key design issues, critical drivers and risks related to LNG FPSOs and FRSUs. The course will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key design requirements for an FLNG
  • Recognize the effects of the ocean environment on FLNG design.
  • Understand the liquefaction and regasification technologies.
  • Interpret applicable rules and regulations, industry standards and regulations and environmental considerations
  • Appreciate safety in design and operation

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Designers, Managers & Operators
  • Technical staff
  • Project engineers
  • Engineering discipline leads
  • Engineering specialists
  • Operating staff

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Understanding the Basic Concept of a FLNG

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the key design drivers and limitations of an FLNG facility, where an onshore LNG plant needs to fit into a limited area approximately one quarter the size.

Key behaviours

  • Identify the various types of offshore LNG concepts
  • Recognize advantages and disadvantages of offshore LNG plants
  • Comprehend the key design drivers for FLNG
  • Know the limitations of floating LNG vessels

Topics to be covered

  • Introduction to floating LNG concepts
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • FLNG vessel design
  • Class, rules, design codes, standards and regulations
  • Design considerations, challenges and limitations
  • Shipbuilding and offshore approach

Day Two: Comprehension of the LNG Process Plant

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the systems and equipment required to process well stream into LNG/LPG/Condensate.

Key behaviours

  • Identify the various stages of the LNG process
  • Understand the gas treatment process
  • Be acquainted with the different kind liquefaction technologies
  • Select the major equipment
  • Understand the principles of power generation, heating and cooling on an FLNG
  • Comprehend regasification technologies

Topics to be covered

  • The basic concept from well to LNG
  • LNG Specifications
  • Various gas treatment concepts and HHC removal
  • Various liquefaction technologies
  • Production system challenges and selection of the major equipment
  • Power, heating and cooling systems
  • Regasification

Day Three: The Impact of the Ocean Environment on FLNG Topside Design

Competency Description: The ocean environment has a profound influence on the design of the topsides and mooring arrangements. The objective is to identify loads and their influence on design, structural integrity, behaviour and performance of the topsides equipment and cost.

Key behaviours

  • Understand the impact of the ocean environment on the operability of processing equipment
  • Comprehend the loads and design methodology
  • Be acquainted with the principles of the layout of the FLNG topsides
  • Understand the importance of interface management
  • Know the principles of FLNG mooring systems and riser selection and design

Topics to be covered

  • Key metocean design criteria
  • Hull configuration and key safety and technology issues
  • FLNG topside modular design and layout
  • Interfaces and interface management
  • Turret and swivel systems
  • SURF and subsea interfaces

Day Four: LNG Containment and Transfer System

Competency Description: Understanding of the various different aspects that have to be considered to provide a containment and transfer system design that is capable of withstanding the impact of the ocean environment.

Key behaviours:

  • Compare the various LNG containment systems
  • Be familiar with LNG sloshing solutions
  • Understand LNG Boil-off effects
  • Know the preparation procedures for loading of the FLNG cargo tanks
  • Comprehend the selection and qualification criteria for LNG transfer systems
  • Understand the LNG offloading system options
  • Be aware of the offloading risks

Topics to be covered:

  • LNG storage tank design
  • Storage tank insulation
  • Sloshing damage
  • Boil-off effects (roll over, density stratified liquid layers, natural convection within an LNG tank)
  • Storing other products (LPG, condensate, etc.)
  • Tank loading preparation
  • LNG Carriers
  • LNG transfer systems
  • LNG carrier loading operations
  • Offloading risks

Day Five: Other Design Requirements

Competency Description: Early design decisions, if made correctly, can deliver an inherently safer and a fit for purpose installation, therefore it is important to be familiar with the requirements for the control and safety systems, electrical design, cryogenic piping, etc.

Key behaviours

  • Comprehend the functioning of integrated control and safety system
  • Be familiar with electrical system design procedures
  • Understand cryogenic piping design considerations
  • Be acquainted with the advantages of dynamic process simulation
  • Comprehend safety design approach and know how to apply it(HAZID, HAZOP and risk assessment)
  • Be familiar with the procedures for mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up

Topics to be covered

  • Control and safety systems
  • Electrical design
  • Piping and cryogenic piping design
  • Dynamic process simulation
  • Safety in design and operation
  • FLNG commissioning

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FLNG Design and Technology


Code Date Venue Fees
OM105 17 - 21 Nov 2019 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

The challenge of an LNG FPSO, is adapting the known onshore technologies to an offshore environment, with motion impacts affecting the process and offloading, as well as space limitations. This 5-day training course will guide the participant through all the phases of the project from concept design, construction and interfaces to commissioning, start-up and handover. 

This FLNG Design and Technology course gives a valuable, detailed insight into Floating Liquid Natural Gas development encompassing technical complexities, key design issues, critical drivers and risks related to LNG FPSOs and FRSUs. The course will arm the participant with a wealth of knowledge to help them advance their project.

This training course will feature:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos and video animation.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Understanding the Basic Concept of a FLNG

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the key design drivers and limitations of an FLNG facility, where an onshore LNG plant needs to fit into a limited area approximately one quarter the size.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Two: Comprehension of the LNG Process Plant

Competency Description: The objective is to understand the systems and equipment required to process well stream into LNG/LPG/Condensate.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Three: The Impact of the Ocean Environment on FLNG Topside Design

Competency Description: The ocean environment has a profound influence on the design of the topsides and mooring arrangements. The objective is to identify loads and their influence on design, structural integrity, behaviour and performance of the topsides equipment and cost.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

Day Four: LNG Containment and Transfer System

Competency Description: Understanding of the various different aspects that have to be considered to provide a containment and transfer system design that is capable of withstanding the impact of the ocean environment.

Key behaviours:

Topics to be covered:

Day Five: Other Design Requirements

Competency Description: Early design decisions, if made correctly, can deliver an inherently safer and a fit for purpose installation, therefore it is important to be familiar with the requirements for the control and safety systems, electrical design, cryogenic piping, etc.

Key behaviours

Topics to be covered

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