international magazine
08 / 2008


Design of Arctic LNG carriers



With approximately one third of the world gas reserves, Russian Federation is one of the major gas suppliers to the world market. The world recent trend has been toward increasing energy consumption and future gas demand while a decrease in gas extraction is forecasted for a number of major natural gas fields in Russia as a result of reserves' depletion. To satisfy the growing demand for gas, new fields are to be developed. Major part of the prospected natural gas reserves in Russia are in the Extreme North and on the shelf of the Arctic seas.