Technology & Innovation

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  • Contributed by: Markus Sachsenhofer, Storage Facility Engineer, RAG Austria AG
In the last decade, the underground gas storage business has transformed from the typical seasonal operation model to a more market-oriented operation that allows production and injection of gas at any time of the year.
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  • Contributed by: Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, CEO, Coltraco Ultrasonics
Addressing fire in tankers is critical, especially when all owners and managers are seeking to reduce risk, cut costs and surge on safety. The safety of tankers is integral for the continuation of their business success.
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  • Contributed by: Renaud Le Dévéhat, Director Business Development, TechnipFMC
In 2006, the first commercial ship-to-ship (STS) Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) transfer involving a large-scale LNG carrier and a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) took place.
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  • Contributed by: Simon Evans, Director, Digital Engineering, SNC-Lavalin
Technology has transformed the energy industry over the last 60 years. It has made processes more efficient, employees more productive and crucially, has improved the safety of both workers and facilities.
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  • Interview with Doris Hafenbradl, CTO & Managing Director, Electrochaea
Natural gas is competing in a complex and rapidly changing environment, which is why it is crucial for the industry to look at technical innovations which are shaping the energy landscape of tomorrow. 
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  • Interview with Ajay Singh, Special Advisor to the Chairman and the President, JAPEX
As the global gas industry continues to evolve, the question - ‘How will the market support the increasing demand?’ - is at the forefront of gas players’ discussions.
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  • Contributed by: Miaoru Huang, Senior Consulting Manager – China, APAC Gas and LNG, Wood Mackenzie
LNG trucking continues to play a major role in meeting demand in China.
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  • Interview with Dr Norbert Verweyen, CTO eMobility, innogy SE
Currently, the majority of industry players are all thinking about and working towards the same goal; the energy transition.
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  • Contributed by: Seyed Mohsen Razavi, Energy Technology Analyst, Energy Economics & Forecasting Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
  • Contributed by: Alexandra Shaykevich, Research Assistance, Energy Economics & Forecasting Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
The energy landscape is becoming increasingly complex, reflecting a transition to more diverse energy systems. The energy transition is partially fuelled by the emergence of new technologies and innovative breakthroughs in existing technologies.
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  • Interview with Karl Masani, Director LNG Technology & Licensing, ConocoPhillips
As one of the world’s largest independent E&P companies based on production and proved reserves, ConocoPhillips is committed to efficiency and innovation in the industry.
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  • Interview with Professor KangKi Lee, Offshore Department, National Korea Maritime & Ocean University
Gastech News: The world’s first LNG-powered bulk carrier has recently been announced by a number of leading gas companies in South Korea.
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  • Contributed by: Susan L. Sakmar, Independent consultant, author and adjunct law professor, University of Houston Law Center
As of September 2016, four FLNG projects are under development, including Shell’s Prelude FLNG.   Just a few years ago, the energy world was eagerly watching the Prelude project – a massive floating liquefaction facility designed to process and liquefy
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  • Contributed by: Giles Farrer, Research Director for Global Gas and LNG Supply, Wood Mackenzie
Asia Pacific was the first region to move Floating LNG (FLNG) forward, but other regions are now following suit. PETRONAS’s PFLNG 1 project and Shell's Prelude project will be located in Malaysia and Australia respectively.
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  • Contributed by: Bob Andrew, Technical Editor, Gas Processing and Hydrocarbon Processing
Evolution. Floating LNG (FLNG) is an attractive concept for several reasons:
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  • Contributed by: Susan L. Sakmar, Independent consultant, author and adjunct law professor, University of Houston Law Center
There is no question that Africa as a whole presents a complicated energy landscape with varying patterns of resource endowment, energy consumption, and a myriad of governmental and policy challenges.  Yet one thing remains constant and consistent thro
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  • Contributed by: Lee Nichols, Editor/Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing
In less than two years, the LNG marketplace has switched from a seller's market to a buyer's market.
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  • Contributed by: John Westerheide, Program Manager – Energy Systems & Reservoir Performance, GE Global Research
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  • Contributed by: Sara Budinis, Research Associate at the Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London
Last year, at COP21, an agreement by governments was reached on climate change with the aim of limiting global warming to below 2°C.  As of 2011, the world had a ‘carbon budget’ of 1,000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (the amount of CO
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LNG is one of the fastest-growing energy markets worldwide, with LNG trade projects to nearly triple, from 12 trillion cubic feet, between 2015 and 2024 according to the