BE&R was recently engaged by an African gas infrastructure company for the independent review of the Select Stage documentation for a Mini LNG project, including LNG distribution via LNG road tankers and regassification facilities at customer sites. The project was targeting potential stranded industrial and commercial customers currently utilizing alternative fuels, such as diesel. The development strategy was to follow a phased approach, starting off with a capacity of 2-10 mmscfd, aligned to short term off-take already secured, and expanding to 20 mmscfd based on future additional contracts.
The independent review required assessment of company documentation and vendor proposals with varying levels of detail and cost accuracy. The challenge was to provide the client with informative and constructive advice which would enable them to make an informed decision as to whether to take the project through the stage gate to the next level of development.
BE&R initially agreed the key review criteria with the client. These included lowest unit cost, simplicity of operation, reliability, maintainability, spares holding requirements, technical compatibility with feed gas, technical maturity, logistics and supply chain, scalability, level of definition and key risks.
On completion of the review, BE&R provided the results categorised as positive findings, areas for improvement that were recommended to be actioned either before commencement of the Define phase or immediately after entering the Define phase, and observations.
A summary presentation was prepared for the client executive team.