Department

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

First Advisor

David Bell

Second Advisor

John Myers

Description

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an efficient and effective method of transporting natural gas overseas. There is an abundance of natural gas in the United States that can be processed and exported. The LNG process involves removing acid gas components, a demethanizer, and nitrogen removal to meet specifications. The LNG product is cooled to -261°F for the natural gas to stay in liquid form. By liquefying the natural gas the volume of the gas is greatly reduced to provide efficient transportation on LNG tankers. Our processing plant will be located offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. We chose to use existing pipelines in the area to provide the feed for our plant. Our primary market for LNG will be the European market as the US market for LNG is minimal. We will be selling our byproducts of ethane, propane, and butane to the US market. We found our process design to be effective and profitable.

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Liquefied Natural Gas(LNG)

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an efficient and effective method of transporting natural gas overseas. There is an abundance of natural gas in the United States that can be processed and exported. The LNG process involves removing acid gas components, a demethanizer, and nitrogen removal to meet specifications. The LNG product is cooled to -261°F for the natural gas to stay in liquid form. By liquefying the natural gas the volume of the gas is greatly reduced to provide efficient transportation on LNG tankers. Our processing plant will be located offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. We chose to use existing pipelines in the area to provide the feed for our plant. Our primary market for LNG will be the European market as the US market for LNG is minimal. We will be selling our byproducts of ethane, propane, and butane to the US market. We found our process design to be effective and profitable.