Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

LNG: The UK’s Future

21 May 2009

The UK’s growing demand for gas requires new and more diverse supplies. North Sea assets are diminishing, more electricity is being generated from gas, and security of supply is high on the political agenda. The increasing importation of LNG is the UK’s current solution and new terminals have been built to receive and process the gas.

Paul Maynard will provide an introduction to the global LNG market, examining the UK’s current market position for LNG, considering both existing and new facilities.

His presentation will discuss the supply chain of production, transportation, storage and regassification. Paul will offer insight into the key processes, technologies and equipment used at each stage of the LNG chain. He will also provide an overview of the construction techniques, project schedule and costs for an LNG import terminal.

Additionally, recent and future technological advances in the LNG industry will be reviewed. This includes novel storage concepts for LNG, Offshore Gravity-Based Structures (GBSs), Floating LNG facilities and Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels.

The PSG prestige lecture is free to attend and is open to all. It is supported by the Tyne and Wear Young Members Panel. The lecture will begin at 18:15 and refreshments will be available from 17:15.

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Meet the Speaker: Paul Maynard, Technology Director, Whessoe Oil & Gas

Paul Maynard is Technology Director in sales, proposals and business development at Whessoe Oil & Gas. He is responsible for front-end business activities, including conceptual design, feasibility studies and Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) projects. He began his career at Whessoe in 1985 and has held various positions within the engineering and project management functions. He has worked on numerous liquefied gas storage projects from conception to construction
for various international clients. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


PSG Lecture 2009

: Paul Maynard

Duration: 1 hr 3 mins