小規模ガス田用浮体式メタノールプラント(FMPS) [in Japanese] Floating Methanol Production System (FMPS) for Small Scale Gas Fields [in Japanese]
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In our expectation, the demand of natural gas will increase follow the increase in demand of energy around the world. However many small gas fields and associated gas don't put to practical use, because the transportation cost for the construction of pipeline and any establishment is bulky on utilization of gas fuel. In many cases, the way for convert the natural gas into liquid fuel on the floating vessel is favorable, allowing for the estimated amount, because these gas fields are far from consumptive area. One of these ways is the floating methanol production system. The technology of floating plant has developed follow the oil production, and has given many actual result as the oil plant, but not as the methanol production system.<BR>In our research, we gave the feasibility study for floating methanol production system (FMPS), proved flexibility, safety and reliability of the floating plant toward technology of methanol production, designed FMPS plant and estimated the cost of methanol production in this case, in order to effective utilization of off-shore small scale gas fields and associated gas. Moreover, we proposed to test by running the demonstration plant on the sea for setting up a foundation and proving the technical reliability of this technology.
- Marine Engineering
Marine Engineering 32(11), 851-862, 1997-11-01
The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering