1. n. [Production Facilities, Production Testing]
Abbreviation for floating liquefied natural gas vessel. FLNGs are deployed offshore in locations that have limited access to pipelines to carry natural gas to the mainland. They serve to recover, liquefy, store, and transfer LNG produced from subsea wells. Processed using equipment on the ship’s deck, the natural gas may then be stored in the ship’s hull before it is offloaded to carriers and sent directly to LNG markets. These vessels reduce the need for flaring of natural gas to the atmosphere during production or testing.