LNG plant footprints: compaction costs?

This data file tabulates the acreage footprint of c20 recent LNG projects. International LNG occupies c50-acres per MTpa. US LNG projects are smaller, at c30-acres per MTpa, as high-quality input gas requires less pre-processing.

FLNG is c20x more compact than typical international projects. Modules which typically have large exclusion zones are congested. This will require extremely cautious operation. It could impact economics, through higher costs and lower up-times.

In principle, smaller plants should achieve cost advantages over larger plants. To reap these benefits, we are excited by novel “liquefaction” technologies.