China's first shale gas liquefaction plant completed

JEREH Group has completed China's first shale gas liquefaction plant in Sichuan, which is set to produce 2.47 million cubic feet of LNG a day before ramping up to 10.59MMcf in the second phase, which will start being constructed this month.
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The plant is in Junlian County where 3.53MMcfpd of shale gas was produced last year.

Apart from the local demand of 423,800cf, the rest will need to be liquefied for economic returns. Jereh conducted designing, engineering, procurement and construction services on the plant.

The government office said Jereh took just six months to bring the liquefied shale gas into reality, cutting the usual period by half.

"Its success showcases China's shale gas commercialisation and Jereh's outstanding EPC capability for natural gas piping design, process selection and onsite construction," the government office added.

Jereh released a new concept shale gas fracturing solution in 2013 called small well site, great frac job to improve work and cost efficiency in the limited area while protecting the local environment.

Jereh general manager Yang Zhiguo said he believed the project would drive the company to pursue more LNG projects worldwide.

The company modularised the mini LNG project to produce between 200,000 and 11.2MMcfpd.

"For example, in Southeast Asia, the LNG development focuses on small, mid-scale LNG projects, especially in Indonesia as it has small untapped stranded gas resources," he said.

Yang concluded that transmission infrastructure or LNG liquefaction projects would also be expanded to ship the gas to regasification terminals.

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