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Operators are increasingly looking to floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) solutions to commercialise previously stranded resources in the world’s oceans.

In addition to FPSO units that have been in mainstream use since the first converted tanker, Shell’s Castellón, was launched in 1977, floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessels have been designed to monetise gas reserves that have been unviable up to now. The largest hull ever launched is that of the FLNG vessel Prelude, slated to produce first gas in 2017.

There are now hundreds of FPSOs in service from the North Sea to the South China Sea, and each arena is replete with unique challenges, from corrosion to moorings, financing to adverse climatic conditions. As the oil price oscillates, the floater industry swings between all-time highs and lows.

This resource centre represents the leading source of essential information for the FPSO and FLNG industry, from up-to-date news about the latest floater projects, to the technological aspects of one of the most innovative parts of the oil and gas sector.

This resource centre is also the content hub for the FPSO industry’s leading annual events in the Eastern and Western hemispheres: the FPSO World Congress in Singapore and the FPSO Europe Congress based out of London, United Kingdom.

Contributor: Sumit Dutta
Posted: 07/01/2015
INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s 7 Largest Developing LNG Projects
With a host of new drilling techniques, processes and technologies, the oil and gas industry are often at the forefront of advanced science – looking for ways of reducing cost as well as risks to workers and assets.

Now technology has begun to revolutionize the energy industry in the liquefied natural gas sector. On the below infographic, we look at what liquefied natural gas (LNG) is, and the largest projects that are currently in production Full Article »
Posted: 09/09/2012
Embarking on a FLNG Journey – A FLEX LNG Experience
With $20 billion dollars to be spent on FLNG projects between now and 2017, what can you learn from the CEO of FLEX LNG, one of those pioneering companies at the forefront of floating gas development Full Video »
Contributor: Tim Haïdar
Posted: 04/23/2014
In this edition of The Boardroom, we speak with Renê van Vliet, Chief Project & Technology Officer at Pangaea LNG B.V., about what the next five to ten years has in store for floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) around the globe.A former member of Shell’s senior management team, Renê calls upon 31 years of in-country oil and gas experience, Full Podcast »
Contributor: Oil & Gas IQ News
Posted: 03/27/2017
Oil & Gas IQ News
This article takes a closer look at why the Indian sub-continent is currently a favourable destination for LNG imports and also examines where FSRUs fit in the entire LNG value-chain in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Full Whitepaper »