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Examining the North American Market “What is the Potential for FLNG”

2014 Houston Marine Insurance Seminar

September 23rd, 2014

Constantyn Gieskes


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Presentation Overview

  • Braemar Engineering

  • LNG 101

  • North American Gas Market

  • Proposed FLNG Projects Overview

  • Why FLNG?

  • Obstacles to FLNG Projects in North America

  • Conclusions & Questions


Braemar Engineering Overview

  • Braemar Engineering is an engineering company specializing for 20+ years in the marine, offshore and land-based gas industries.

  • Part of the Braemar Technical Services Group, supported by a worldwide network of offices with the ability to call on the support of over 400 technical staff of all disciplines.

  • Braemar Technical Services Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Braemar Shipping Services PLC, a London Stock Exchange (BMS).


LNG 101


What is LNG?

  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a clear, colorless, odorless, non-toxic liquid

  • LNG is natural gas that has been cooled and condensed to a liquid at -162 °Celsius at atmospheric pressure

  • LNG is less than ½ the weight of water


LNG Makeup

  • LNG almost has the same chemical make-up as regular pipeline quality gas that is used residentially

  • CO2 & H2Sboth removed prior to liquefaction


Liquefaction Plant Process Overview

Pre-treatment

Acid Gas (CO2 & H2S)

Feed Gas

Gas Treating

Dehydration & Mercury Removal

H20 & Hg

NGL Removal

Fractionation

Ethane

N2

Liquefaction

LPG

C5+

LNG

Storage


Main principle of Liquefaction

Work

Low Pressure Vapor

Hot High Pressure Vapor

Compressor

Evaporator

Condenser

Warm Air

Cold Air

Heat Rejected to Ambient

Expansion Valve

Cold Liquid + Vapor

Liquid


Why liquefied?

  • Natural gas is liquefied to reduce volume for transportation & storage

LNG

-162oC

610 1


Components of the LNG Supply Chain

From the Gas Field to the Consumer’s Pipeline System

REGASIFICATION & STORAGE

LIQUEFACTION & STORAGE

EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION

SHIPPING


Typical LNG Export Facility

Source: Cheniere


So what is FLNG?

Source: Hoegh LNG


Why Export LNG from North America?


North American LNGExport Boom


Approved LNGExport Projects


Proposed LNGExport Projects


Proposed FLNG Projects


Near-shore Example

  • Excelerate – Port Lavaca

    • Eliminates motion from the equation

    • Opportunity to have land-based infrastructure to increase FLNG capacity

Source: Excelerate Energy


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Construction Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Construction Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Permitting Advantages

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) vs United States Maritime Administration (MARAD)

    • Near-shore vs. offshore difference

      • ~2 miles off the coast is under MARAD’s jurisdiction

    • MARAD defined timeline vs. indefinite FERC timeline

  • Smaller footprint

    • Less public opposition

    • Potential for less environmental impacts


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Schedule, Cost &Labor Pool

  • Potential for shortened construction schedules

    • Fabrication yards vs site stick-built

  • Site location

    • Weather impacts

    • Canadian projects are relatively remote

      • Second-coming of Australian cost escalation?

      • Work camps required?


Schedule, Cost &Labor Pool

  • Labor pool uncertainty

    • Enough labor/talent in Western Canada?

      • How many projects feasible at one time?

    • Competition in the Gulf Coast

      • Includes new chemical plant construction

        • Over $70 billion in CAPEX forecasted in US downstream sector through 2020


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Construction Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Conversion Opportunities

  • FPSO conversions provide some level of comfort

  • Several concepts out for FLNG conversion opportunities utilizing retiring Moss LNGCs

  • Potential for lower CAPEX and time-to-market advantage

  • Limited liquefaction capacity


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Construction Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Site Location Flexibility

  • Footprint vs. available land space

    • Douglas Channel (steep terrain – lack of buildable land)

Source: Douglas Channel Energy


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Construction Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Plug &Play Opportunity

  • One-size does fit all?

    • No, but the project design basis differences are much more minor than typical liquefaction projects

    • Pipeline quality gas

      • Less variability than typical liquefaction projects

  • More opportunity to design a solution that’s flexible enough for several locations


Why Floating LNG?

  • Permitting Advantages

  • Construction Schedule, Cost & Labor Pool

  • Conversion Opportunities

  • Site Location Flexibility

  • Plug & Play Opportunity

  • Moveable Asset


Moveable Asset

  • Once upon a time…


ALook Back…


Moveable Asset

Source: Shell


Obstacles to FLNG

  • Financing - Cost Uncertainty, Completion Guarantee & Insurance

  • Technical Challenges

  • Cooling Requirements

  • Efficiency vs. Safety

  • General Issues Within North America


Obstacles to FLNG

  • Financing - Cost Uncertainty, Completion Guarantee & Insurance

  • Technical Challenges

  • Cooling Requirements

  • Efficiency vs. Safety

  • General Issues Within North America


Financing

  • FLNGs are relatively unproven

    • Only a few in construction and no existing FLNG’s in operation

      • CAPEX/OPEX uncertainty

  • Limited market capacity for risk

    • Unless a Major (ie. Shell, ExxonMobil, etc.) that can self-insure

  • Completion guarantee complexity

    • Hull, Topsides, Turret, Commissioning

      • Consortium may be required

  • Weather impact on insurance

    • Hurricanes


Obstacles to FLNG

  • Financing - Cost Uncertainty, Completion Guarantee & Insurance

  • Technical Challenges

  • Cooling Requirements

  • Efficiency vs. Safety

  • General Issues Within North America


Technical Challenges

  • LNG storage capacity limits

  • Motions (offshore)

    • Impact to process & unloading operations

      • Pre-treatment is most sensitive to motion

      • Loading windows


Obstacles to FLNG

  • Financing - Cost Uncertainty, Completion Guarantee & Insurance

  • Technical Challenges

  • Cooling Requirements

  • Efficiency vs. Safety

  • General Issues Within North America


Cooling Requirements

  • Environmental permitting requirements in North America are unlikely to allow for open-loop water-cooling systems

    • Alternative options include air-cooling, closed loop water-cooling, cooling towers

  • Space requirements of air cooling are significant

    • Need to avoid re-circulation

    • Efficiency losses


Obstacles to FLNG

  • Financing - Cost Uncertainty, Completion Guarantee & Insurance

  • Technical Challenges

  • Cooling Requirements

  • Efficiency vs. Safety

  • General Issues Within North America


Efficiency vs. Safety

  • Liquefaction process selection

    • Efficiency at the cost of safety?

      • Flammable refrigerants present greater risks

    • Safety gap requirements

      • Eats up valuable deck space

    • Incoming gas has a known present value


Obstacles to FLNG

  • Financing - Cost Uncertainty, Completion Guarantee & Insurance

  • Technical Challenges

  • Cooling Requirements

  • Efficiency vs. Safety

  • General Issues


General Issues

  • Pipeline Projects

    • Western Canada projects all face pipeline challenges

  • Panama Canal Expansion

    • Uncertainties in transit fees and completion dates

  • Competition

    • Limited appetite for LNG export projects?

  • Long-term Henry Hub pricing

    • Impacts of domestic gas uses increasing


Looking Forward

  • All of the following could lead to a succession of other FLNG off-shore projects proposed in North America

    • Long FERC delays

    • Labor costs escalate

    • FLNGs become more common with proven costs and schedules

      • Reduced risk will lead to more favorable financial environment


Thank You & Questions?

Constantyn Gieskes

Phone713 820 9600

E-mailconstantyn.gieskes@braemar.com

Websitewww.braemar.com

Braemar Engineering

2800 North Loop West, Suite 900

Houston, TX 77092

USA


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