Natural gas is a crucial part of the global energy mix, a role that is bound to become more prominent as nations implement tighter controls on carbon emissions. The fuel has overtaken oil in many operators' portfolios, and projects are under way to increase that share. The technology to safely and efficiently produce gas is evolving as producers tackle high pressures, complex reservoirs and environmental challenges.

FLNG reaches first major mileposts

After many years of tentative build-up, FLNG has just reached its biggest landmark yet. The world’s first such vessel has started up off Malaysia. We look at how the sector has been shaping up, not least through the difficult economic weather of recent times.