GPPS LNG Workshop Overview

LNG Workshop Program 2023

Hosted in Zurich, Switzerland

The event will take place at ETH Zurich, centrally located with good public transport connections and wide selection of accomodation

Below you will find the our LNG Workshop Program for our upcoming 2023 session on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), from the techno-economic aspects and through the LNG lifecycle. Hosted by Matt Taher (Bechtel Energy), this event will bring together experts from all across the industry to discuss the latest advances in this rapidly growing field. Attendees can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects including production, transportation and economic considerations.

Join us as we explore the future of this exciting sector!

Module 1: February 13th 2023

Designed for investors and engineers who need to gain an in-depth understanding of the financial considerations of LNG projects

Event Speakers:
Matt Taher (Bechtel Energy) Principal Engineer, LNG Technology
Prof. Reza Abhari (ETH Zurich) Professor ETH Zurich

Overview of the Technical & Commercial Investment in the LNG Sector

Economic Aspects              
  • Geopolitics and economics of LNG
  • Supply and demand for Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Free versus restricted markets for liquefaction, shipping, and re-gasification
  • CAPEX, and OPEX
  • LNG Lifecycle: Liquefaction, Shipping and Re-gasification
  • An overview of different technologies and process licenses
  • Main equipment and supply chain
    Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of LNG plants
  • Environmental issues, GHG emissions, Carbon Capture

Module 2: February 14th 2023

Designed for engineers who need to develop and expand their understanding of the systems and processes involved in designing LNG projects. We also cover the challenges of developing LNG plants.

Technical Aspects: Liquefaction Plants, Shipping, Gasification Plants

Event Speaker:
Matt Taher (Bechtel Energy) Principal Engineer, LNG Technology

LNG Liquefaction Plants
  • Thermodynamics of LNG Liquefaction Process
  • An overview of liquefaction licenses, plant layout, process units, and main equipment
  • Turbomachinery in LNG liquefaction plants (Gas Turbines, Compressors, Pumps, Gas Expanders, Liquid Expanders)
  • Different arrangements of refrigeration compressors in the liquefaction unit (footprint, maintenance, performance, modularization)
  • Matching of a refrigeration compressor with its driver
  • Industrial- versus aeroderivative gas turbines as mechanical drives in LNG liquefaction plants
  • Electrification of LNG liquefaction plants: large motors versus gas turbines
  • Performance evaluation and testing of turbomachinery based on API standard requirements
  • Engineering Codes and Standards (API 616, API 617, API 610, API 684, API 614, API 682, API 692, ASME PTC-10)
  • CO2 emissions and CarbonCapture in LNG plants
Shipping Liquefied Natural Gas
  • An overview of LNG shipping
  • GHG emissions
  • Boil-off gas management
Gasificationof Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Thermodynamics of LNG Gasification Process
  • Plant Layout and main equipment
  • Energy recovery and expander-generators
  • Codes and standards for expander-generators in LNG gasification plantsv

Our location

With team members spread across the globe, the core team is based in Zurich Switzerland.


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug