Adriatic LNG Servicing


Gas Land recently visited Adriatic LNG to service four Nitrogen Generators that are running on the platform. Adriatic LNG terminal is a LNG receiving facility located in the Adriatic sea offshore of Porto Viro.  Ten years ago, the Nitrogen Systems  were designed to run three systems at all times, and use the fourth system as a backup. However, today the terminal is using one system continuously to meet normal demand requirements, and use all four systems during peak demand. Currently, each system produces about 200 - 220 Nm3/hr of Nitrogen at 98% purity. Gas Land worked with Adriatic LNG to further fine tune performance for each system such as  monitoring DCS and recommending maintenance and spares, along with expanding the system's life for another 10 years.

Adriatic LNG is the world's first offshore gravity based structure LNG regasification terminal. The terminal mainly imports LNG from Qatar but also receives cargoes from Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Equatorial Guinea and Sabine Pass from the United States, all of which have Gas Land's Nitrogen Systems.

Sabine Pass Stage 3 Training & Commissioning

Gas Land, Inc. is proud to announce the successful completion of training and commissioning for Sabine Pass LNG Stage 3 Nitrogen Generation System. The training session encompassed a complete and thorough overview of the System, and included hands on training. Operators now have a better understanding of all the major components of the system along with the different modes of operation. This enables operators to better optimize the performance and integrate the System with the LNG Plant.

China Surpasses South Korea in LNG Imports - Game Changer

China has become the world’s second largest importer of liquefied natural gas in 2017. By the end of November 2017, Japan is the world's largest importer, with South Korea as the third largest LNG importer. China's LNG imports have increased by 46% in 2017, according to Bloomberg News.  The Chinese government is encouraged to clean their smoggy air with cleaner source of energy, and shifting from using coal-burning furnaces to natural gas from households to manufacturers. Moreover, the Chinese government is supporting the movement by implementing the necessary infrastructure required for this transformation.

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At this moment, China lacks the infrastructure to handle the demand for natural gas. Currently, China has 17 LNG import terminals at 14 ports along the coastline, which has substantially increased LNG regasification at their terminals within the past year. Therefore, according to multiple reports, China will become the world's largest importer, as early as 2025.

The steady increase of LNG demand would warrant further investment and expansion in LNG plants worldwide. LNG consumption is a growing trend among countries like China and India who are shifting towards a gas-based source of energy.

Typically, Japan and South Korea have bought LNG at discounted, long-term contracts, but China may be a game changer in the procurement process. Again, with the steady increase of LNG demand from China, and aggressive Chinese buyers, we may see a steady change in LNG production, demand, procurement, and regasification.

Gas Land, Inc. 2017 Highlights

Wheatstone LNG Commissioning and Training

One of Gas Land, Inc's biggest highlight of the year was the successful commissioning and training of all operator personnel of Wheatstone LNG. Upon commissioning, the System can generate about 3000 Nm3/hr of Nitrogen at 96% purity. The Nitrogen Generator also has a Liquid Nitrogen Storage and Vaporization System which serves as a back up to the primary Membrane Nitrogen Generator. Two Liquid Nitrogen Tanks each with a capacity of 100,000 US gallons along with six vaporizers form to serve as the Liquid back up System. Per CEO, Khalil Jaber, "Operator training with Chevron personnel went exceedingly well and Gas Land, Inc. is proud to be partners for this amazing project."

Queensland LNG Upgrade

Gas Land, Inc. successfully upgraded 3 Nitrogen Generators for Queensland LNG Plant located in Curtis Island, Australia. The upgrade enabled to increase Nitrogen output by 65% for each System at 96% purity. The expansion capability of each System is attributed to Gas Land, Inc's unique and proprietary design.

Summer Engineering Internship Program - University of California, Irvine

Gas Land, Inc. launched its first ever internship program, a comprehensive 10-week program with the primary goal of providing professional engineering experience to two students Danielle De Arcos and Karl Quilos who are both senior Mechanical Engineering students at the University of California, Irvine. They were exposed to all stages of Gas Land, Inc’s projects and had the opportunity to participate in project bids, engineering design, procurement and solving daily technical issues. The internship experience is unique since projects are interdisciplinary requiring expert integration of Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineering.

Hydrocarbon Engineering Publication

Gas Land, Inc. gets published in Hydrocarbon Engineering, a leading Oil and Gas magazine. The article explains the various processes involved to generate Nitrogen and the many uses of Nitrogen in LNG plants worldwide.

Rising US LNG Exports

 Courtesy: EIA

Courtesy: EIA

Exports of LNG produced from US Shale gas have continued to increase and reached a new record in November. Sabine Pass LNG has single handedly transformed the landscape of US LNG export in addition to paving way for other future LNG projects.

According to the EIA, exports from Sabine Pass began to increase in September 2017 as Train 4 ramped up to full production. The overall capacity of operation across four trains was 96%. 

Sabine Pass Liquefaction plant is located in Cameron Parish on the US Gulf Coast near the Louisiana-Texas border. Currently the plant consists of four operational Trains with the fifth train under construction. When all six trains are complete Sabine Pass LNG would have a staggering capacity to produce up to 24 million tons of LNG per annum

Wheatstone LNG First Cargo

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The long awaited Wheatstone LNG is finally on track to deliver the first cargo of the chilled fuel in the upcoming weeks. The startup involves LNG production from Train 1 with the second train expected to commence in about six to eight months. Production from Train 1 was originally targeted for the end of 2016 before being revised to mid 2017. Gas Land, Inc is extremely proud to be part of this massive project which to date is the biggest Nitrogen Generation System that we have ever built.  At full capacity, Wheatstone will produce 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per annum.