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October 2019 Technical Luncheon: Energy Frontiers – Overview and Evolution of FLNG

October 17, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

$30.00 – $60.00

SPE WA are proud to present the details of our October technical luncheon. Come along and learn about technical aspects and design challenges of FLNG.

About the Presentation

Floating LNG solutions place gas liquefaction facilities directly over the offshore gas field, eliminating the need for long-distance pipelines and extensive onshore infrastructure. This approach is the evolution and merging of established technologies, including liquefaction, marine/LNG loading arms, naval architecture, and cargo containment systems in a unique way to provide an innovative approach to field developments. The project brought all these technologies and expertise from onshore and offshore design together in the first sanction FLNG and made it a success.

Given the novelty of Floating LNG, a range of challenges and ultimate successes in technology integration and pioneering design standardisation were faced in the first wave of FLNG projects. A major challenge in the layout of FLNG facilities is the large process area required, driving the design and fabrication of efficient modularised builds to optimise footprint limitations. FLNG has a proven ability to provide liquefaction using a range of processes with increased capacities and storage.

Shell’s Prelude, with a displacement of 600,000t, modularised topsides weighing 76,000t and a production capacity of 3.6 Mtpa of LNG and 1.3 Mtpa of condensate. Prelude provides a detailed insight into how FLNG works, and the process involved in designing and constructing the largest floating facility ever built.
The lessons learnt from the first generation of FLNG facilities have provided robust design standardisation as well as continual optimisation and process improvements to meet the requirements of the new context of floating LNG. This will help to unlock and develop remote and otherwise stranded gas fields, particularly in regions like Australia.

About the Speakers – Cris Moreno and Edgar Longui

Cris Moreno_2
Cris Moreno is an oil & gas professional with 20 years’ experience in maturing opportunities across different phases and delivering major capital projects in different roles including engineering, project management, construction and commissioning & start-up management. Cris has spent the majority of his career working with Operators including Santos, Woodside and Shell and has recently taken up role as Director of the Onshore & Offshore Business for TechnipFMC in Australia. Cris is highly capable in leading multi-discipline teams (client, JV partners & contractors), taking responsibility to drive project delivery across multiple countries and experience in design, construction, commissioning and operation of LNG, Oil & Gas processing and floating / fixed production systems
Cris has a lot of experience with FLNG and spent over 9 years on Prelude FLNG working for Shell as Engineering lead in Paris (France) during FEED and detailed design and then transition to Commissioning & Start up Manager in Geoje (South Korea) and then move into Offshore Manager role once Prelude FLNG arrived offshore in Australia.
Edgar Longui
Edgar Longui has over 14 years’ experience in Project Management internationally (France, India, China, Canada, Australia, South Korea) and on overall EPC Oil and Gas Onshore and Offshore experience. Edgar is working as Business Development and Strategy Manager (Onshore – Offshore) in charge of defining the local growth strategy at TechnipFMC and spent more than 5 years as Lead Project Engineer (Deputy Offshore Manager) and Deputy Planning Manager on Prelude FLNG Project (Korean Construction Yard and Offshore Australia). Edgar has overall knowledge of Project Control, progress, monitoring and performance management in multicultural environment.
Edgar started his professional career in Nuclear Power Plant industry on Project Control and Corporate strategy Development Positions. He has a high capacity to adapt and is very business oriented (Engineering degree and MBA). Edgar has a strong problem solving approach and is very result oriented.

Students (read below)!!!

SPE WA in conjunction with our sponsors tNavigator (Rock Flow Dynamics) and Expro Group, are kindly sponsoring students to attend the monthly technical luncheons. Please fill out an application form, explaining why you are interested in attending the SPE WA technical luncheons. Successful applicants will be notified via email. Note that applications will only be accepted up to one week prior to the event.

Free tickets available for Students. Please apply through your Student Chapter.


October 17, 2019
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
$30.00 – $60.00


Parmelia Hilton
14 Mill Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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