The Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Market 2013-2023

  • February 2013
  • -
  • Visiongain
  • -
  • 209 pages

Report Details

Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) is composed of two segments: Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) and LNG Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels (LNG FPSOs). The second segment is often referred to as the production side of the FLNG market.

Traditionally, LNG facilities have been built onshore, but this has become increasingly expensive in recent years, leading to the development of more cost effective solutions. Since 2005, Excelerate Energy, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG have taken ownership of FSRUs, and there are currently units operational in Europe, North America, South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. The introduction of further FSRUs will continue throughout the world, but particularly in areas where there are, at present, major gas shortfalls (e.g. India, Pakistan andBangladesh). Strong, consistent CAPEX is expected throughout.

Floating liquefaction has been proposed as an economical solution to monetising stranded and associated gas, as well as a solution for the processing and liquefaction of onshore natural gas supplies. The latter proposal has arisen in answer to escalating onshore liquefaction costs and environmental, land use and royalty issues faced by onshore terminals. As of 2013, there are no floating liquefaction plants in operation, though Shell and Petronas have taken final investment decisions on projects for Australia and Malaysia. There is also a 0.5 million tonnes per annum floating liquefaction, regasification, storage and offloading vessel (FLRSU) approved for construction to be based offshore Colombia.

Despite only three vessels having received their final investment decisions, there are also a large number of designs at different stages of project development and visiongain anticipates a number of final investment decisions will be taken over the next three years. The technical intricacies of constructing FLNG production facilities will ensure a build time of between three and five years depending on the design. There are more limitations on the LNG FPSO segment because of the unproven nature of the technology, high CAPEX and doubts about scalability. But assertions about the viability of the concept, from some of the most reputable companies in the oil and gas industry, represent an offer of assurance about the future.

Visiongain has determined that the value of the FLNG market in 2013 will reach $9.5bn.

What makes this report unique?

Visiongain consulted widely with industry experts and full transcripts from these exclusive interviews are included in the report. As such, the report has a unique blend of primary and secondary sources providing informed opinion. The report provides insight into key drivers and restraints behind the FLNG market, while also identifying current projects and future growth areas. The report also provides a unique blend of qualitative analysis combined with extensive quantitative data including global, submarket and national market forecasts from 2013-2023 - all highlighting key business opportunities.

Why you should buy The Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Market 2013-2023

• 209 pages of comprehensive analysis
• 2 Exclusive Visiongain interviews with experts from
- Marsh
- Linde
• 161 tables, charts, and graphs
• Global FLNG market forecasts between 2013-2023
• 2 Sub-Market Forecasts for 2013-2023:
- LNG FPSOs
- FSRUs
• 8 Regional Forecasts for 2013-2023:
- Australasia
- South East Asia
- North America and the Caribbean
- Middle East
- South America
- Europe
- Asia
- Africa
• 5 Leading National Market Forecasts for 2013-2023:
- Australia
- Papua New Guinea
- Brazil
- Indonesia
- Malaysia
• Within the regional market forecasts, analysis is conducted regarding the future outlook for FLNG in 31 different countries.
• 48 detailed tables of significant

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Global FLNG Market Overview
1.2 Benefits of This Report
1.3 Who is This Report For?
1.4 Methodology
1.5 Global FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
1.6 LNG FPSO and FSRU Submarket Forecasts 2013-2023
1.7 Regional FLNG Market Forecasts 2013-2023

2. Introduction to the FLNG Market
2.1 FLNG Market Definition
2.2 FLNG Market Structure Overview
2.3 FLNG Vessels
2.3.1 Regasification Vessels (FSRUs)
2.3.2 LNG FPSOs
2.4 FLNG Technology
2.4.1 Liquefaction
2.4.2 Regasification
2.5 Brief History of FLNG
2.6 LNG Market Dynamics and FLNG Preferability

3. Global FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
3.1 Summary of Core FLNG Market Determinants Worldwide
3.1.1 LNG Market Dynamics
3.2 FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
3.2.1 Drivers in the FLNG Market
3.2.1.1 Arbitrage Opportunity
3.2.1.2 Improvements in Subsea Technologies
3.2.1.3 LNG versus Pipeline Economics
3.2.1.4 Deeper Water
3.2.1.5 Monetisation of Stranded Gas
3.2.1.6 Increasing Demand for Natural Gas
3.2.1.7 FLNG Deployment Speed and Expense Favourable
3.2.1.8 Economic Flexibility
3.2.1.9 Comparatively Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions
3.2.1.10 Desire to Increase Energy Security
3.2.1.11 Avoid Security Challenges
3.2.1.12 Nuclear Phase Out
3.2.2 Restraints in the FLNG Market
3.2.2.1 Securing Contracts, Insurance and Project Finance
3.2.2.2 High Capital Expenditure
3.2.2.3 Shipyard Capacity
3.2.2.4 FLNG Complexity
3.2.2.5 Unconventional Gas Reserves
3.2.2.6 Logistics and Extreme Weather
3.2.2.7 No Universal Gas Pricing Index

4. FLNG Submarkets 2013-2023
4.1 FLNG Submarket Forecasts 2013-2023
4.1.1 Submarket Comparison and Analysis
4.2 LNG FPSO Submarket Forecast 2013-2023
4.2.1 LNG FPSO Market Drivers and Restraints
4.2.2 LNG FPSO Projects
4.2.3 LNG FPSO Production Capacity Forecast
4.3 FSRU Submarket Forecast 2013-2023
4.3.1 FSRU Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3.2 FSRU Projects - Operational and Potential

5. Leading Regional and National FLNG Markets 2013-2023
5.1 Regional FLNG Market Share Forecast 2013-2023
5.2 FLNG Market Barriers to Entry Analysis
5.3 The Australasian FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.3.1 The Australian FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.3.1.1 Australian FLNG Political Considerations
5.3.1.2 Australian FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
5.3.1.3 Australian FLNG Projects
5.3.2 The Papua New Guinea FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.3.2.1 Papua New Guinea FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
5.3.2.2 Papua New Guinea FLNG Projects
5.3.3 Other Countries in the Australasian FLNG Market
5.4 The South East Asian FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.4.1 The Indonesian FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.4.1.1 Indonesia FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
5.4.1.2 Indonesia FLNG Projects
5.4.2 The Malaysian FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.4.2.1 Malaysian FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
5.4.2.2 Malaysian FLNG Projects
5.4.3 Other Countries in the South East Asian FLNG Market
5.4.3.1 Vietnamese FLNG Prospects
5.4.3.2 Filipino FLNG Prospects
5.4.3.3 Other South East Asian FLNG Projects
5.5 The Middle East FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.5.1 Egyptian FLNG Outlook
5.5.2 Israeli FLNG Outlook
5.5.3 Jordanian FLNG Outlook
5.5.4 Lebanese FLNG Outlook
5.5.5 UAE FLNG Outlook
5.5.6 Middle East FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
5.5.7 Middle East FLNG Projects
5.6 The South American FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.6.1 The Brazilian FLNG Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.6.1.1 Brazilian FLNG Market Drivers and Restraints
5.6.1.2 Brazilian FLNG Projects
5.6.2 Other South American FLNG Markets
5.6.2.1 Argentine FLNG Outlook
5.6.2.2 Chilean FLNG Outlook
5.6.2.3 Colombian FL

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