ConocoPhillips

Taking Technology to the Next Level

Floating LNG Offshore Technology for Liquefying Natural Gas

Imagine placing a 20-acre LNG plant on the deck of a ship the size of a small island.

We worked to develop cutting-edge floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) technology for over a decade. FLNG is a huge FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading ship) with an onboard plant that collects natural gas, converts it to LNG and loads it onto tankers for distribution. The technology targets 2-5 Tcf gas fields that are far from shore, eliminating the need for a pipeline.

The floating LNG technology focuses on “marinizing” – modifying or converting for marine use – our Optimized Cascade® process. Current design highlights include:

  • Conversion of approximately 650 MMscfd gas into 3.9 Mtpa LNG.
  • A hull 462 meters long (more than 5 football fields) and 72 meters wide.
  • Accommodations for more than 250 people.
  • The ability to withstand a category 5 hurricane/cyclone.