The main focus in project is to address the critical technology barriers related to floating production of natural gas from smaller fields through a coordinated effort by industry and research institutions. Specific challenges are: Safety, movement of pro cess equipment, weight and compactness as well as cost reduction. The project is organized in 4 Sub-projects (SP):
SP1: Whole-system issues. Development of improved overall process design and operation by looking at safety, environmental and reliability performance; power supply and operability and control.
SP2: LNG processes. Experimental and modeling activities addressing the unsteady two-phase flow in LNG process equipment as well as development of methodology for improved LNG process design based on advanced simulation methods.
SP3: GTL processes. Research and development of compact reactors based on FT synthesis concepts and development of heat exchanger reactors for synthesis gas production aiming optimal energy performance and product distributi on.
SP5 constitutes the management of the project including dissemination activities, workshops and seminars and the necessary governing meetings.
The research approach in this project includes generation of new concepts, concept screening, dedicated e xperiments, advanced numerical modeling and simulation, software development, and process design. The project is executed in collaboration between university, research institutes and industrial players and involves 3 PhD studies, 3 post doc work, work per formed by established researchers. Several workshops and seminars will be organized.