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Houston: LNG Short Course – Technology and the LNG Chain

August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018


This LNG Short Course is designed for participants requiring moderate technical coverage coupled with information on LNG commerce and all parts of the LNG Value Chain. Designed to be presented over 5-days, the course covers technical LNG basics, facility operation topics, technical and design. Key commercial issues are also discussed. Selected exercises and syndicates are used throughout the course that reinforces the main topics of LNG trade and technology. In-house versions are available with either increased technical and operational emphasis or increased project and development emphasis. More in-depth coverage for technical, production and processing personnel are available in our 10-day course G-4 Gas Conditioning and Processing – LNG emphasis.


  • What is LNG, why it is produced, and what is the current status of the industry
  • LNG facilities worldwide
  • The LNG chain and impact of contractual issues on LNG plant design and operation; LNG pricing
  • A survey of commercial and contractual issues
  • Project costs, feasibility, development, and issues
  • Some technical fundamentals of gas processing, such as molecular weight, heating value, Wobbe Index, vapor pressure, multi-component mixtures, thermodynamics
  • Refrigeration: single and multi-component refrigeration cycles
  • Technologies used in the production of LNG for base-load and small-scale production, issues relating to technology selection, and operation
  • Main equipment used in the production of LNG: heat exchangers, compressors and drivers used for LNG, pumps, and turbo expanders
  • To apply knowledge of LNG gas pretreatment, drying, and refrigeration
  • About LNG storage, shipping, and terminals, sizing basis, and small-scale tanks
  • Types of LNG carriers, marine management issues, and LNG transfer
  • LNG importing, regasification of LNG and distribution to consumers, basis for sizing, technology selection, and energy integration
  • New developments: development of off-shore LNG operations to regasification and liquefaction; coal seam gas project issues
  • Site selection and HSSE considerations

The course is designed for:

Commercial and managerial staff looking for a concise overview; engineers new to the LNG industry; operations supervision staff and senior plant personnel; specialists looking to broaden their general knowledge of LNG; and staff involved in LNG commerce and interested in LNG technical fundamentals.

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