KBR, ConocoPhillips to Develop Off-the-Shelf LNG Tech
KBR, Inc. and ConocoPhillips will jointly develop a standardized liquefied natural gas (LNG) train to provide mid-scale LNG capacity for both greenfield and brownfield expansions seeking off-the-shelf technology to reduce costs and shorten project schedules, KBR reported Tuesday.
“KBR and ConocoPhillips both have a well-established and respected history in LNG,” Farhan Mujib, president of KBR’s Hydrocarbons Services Americas unit, said in a written statement announcing the joint program. “This unique opportunity leverages that experience to combine KBR’s plant configuration and project execution experience with the reliable and well-proven ConocoPhillips’ LNG technology and operating experience.”
The companies will complete a front-end engineering and design (FEED) quality reference design for a mid-scale capacity (1.5 to 3.0 million tonnes per annum) LNG train suitable for a wide range of feed gas and ambient temperature conditions, KBR stated. The integrated design approach will use ConocoPhillips’ “Optimized Cascade” process technology and will apply integrated modularized construction, the company added.
ConocoPhillips and KBR launched the collaboration in 2017, with KBR applying its “SmartSPEND” methodology to achieve cost reductions for LNG facilities using the ConocoPhillips process technology, KBR continued.
“Building on this experience and responding to demand in the marketplace, the parties decided to focus on developing a mid-scale LNG solution that achieves low unit costs and fast deployment while maintaining high efficiency and operability,” KBR stated, adding that the partners will apply a similar methodology and technology to large-scale LNG trains.
KBR noted the technology should be available for new LNG projects starting next year.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.
- ConocoPhillips Departs Barnett (Nov 01)
- ConocoPhillips Strikes First Oil at New Alaska Site (Oct 10)
- ConocoPhillips to Divest Timor Sea Acreage (Oct 01)
Company: KBR more info
- Offshore Australia Contract Goes to KBR (Oct 11)
- KBR, ConocoPhillips to Develop Off-the-Shelf LNG Tech (Sep 18)
- Contract for Louisiana Methanol Plant Goes to KBR (Jul 31)