Swift Technical: LNG Capabilities

Oil and gas industry liquefied natural gas tanker LNG

Scope of Services

Objectives

  • Support client by providing quality assurance across all phases of project
  • Accelerate client/owner through transition period between EPC handover and operations by utilizing extensive international LNG operations expertise to incorporate lessons learned and operational strategies to improve reliability and efficiency of
  • Work with client to identify opportunities for process improvements through optimization or project
  • Develop and facilitate specialized Operations training programs to enhance competencies of client/owner staff

Areas of Specialization

  • Process Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Commissioning and Start-up Operations
  • Commercial/LNG Contracts
  • Project Management

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Project Phases and Potential Opportunity

Feasibility Study

  • Optimize LNG train design simulation cases
  • Complete process studies for the evaluation and selection of LNG technology, driver selection, site selection, plot plan configuration, etc.
  • Technical authority for constructability and Commissioning, Start-up and Operations (CSO) considerations
  • Development of a high level O&M philosophy

FEED Study

  • Optimize project schedule to ensure key milestones are achieved
  • Plot plan review to optimize CSO activities
  • P&ID and model reviews to address operational issues
  • HAZID and HAZOP participation
  • Operating philosophy – sparing, isolation, critical equipment, Spare Parts Interchangeability Record (SPIR) review
  • Review of relief scenarios for flare design
  • Preparation of O&M budget to support a class 3 estimate

Client Support for EPC Design Reviews – All Stages (Conceptual thru Construction)

  • Optimization of engineering design based on operational experience
  • Technical review of engineering deliverables
  • Participation in operational risk assessments
  • Preparation of operating procedures
  • Model reviews

Commissioning and Startup

  • Preparation of a commissioning and startup schedule
  • Operations Training – licensor, vendor, classroom, Operator Training Simulator (OTS)
  • Development of commissioning systems
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Systemization of P&IDs and development of a turnover database
  • Development and review of Quality Check Forms (QCFs)
  • Preparation of completion dossiers

Operational Readiness

  • Utilize extensive international experience to incorporate lessons learned into plant operations
  • Develop Operational Readiness (OR) tasks
  • Tabletop activities to test readiness for first cargo and train handover
  • Development of plant monitoring tools
  • Development of production forecasting and sensitivity models
  • KPI definition and tool development
  • Training for operations personnel
  • Development of plant operations procedures e.g. Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Emergency Operating Procedures (EOP), Service procedure
  • Develop Control of Work System (CoW)

Operations/Process Engineering/Production Engineering – Post Transfer of Care Custody and Control (CCC)

  • Onsite support and troubleshooting to resolve operational issues
  • Optimization of operations
  • Development of plant optimization tools
  • Training for operations personnel
  • Update of plant procedures and redlining of P&ID’s
  • Develop proposals and execute capital projects
  • Develop proposals and execute debottlenecking and revamp projects
  • Project management services

Contract Reviews

  • EPC Contract
  • MSA Agreements – specialized and general services
  • OEM Contracts
  • Suppliers contracts for catalysts, chemicals,