KUALA LUMPUR — November 17, 2016: The Petronas first floating liquefied natural gas facility, PFLNG SATU, achieved its first gas milestone recently from the Kanowit gas field off Sarawak.
The introduction of gas from the KAKG-A central processing platform at the field ignited the PFLNG SATU flare tower at a height of 130 metres.
Petronas said in a statement today that the achievement proved the technological aspirations of the company to unlock gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded gas fields.
Acting Vice-President (LNG Assets, Development and Production) Adnan Zainal Abidin said the milestone signified the commencement of the commissioning and startup for the floating LNG facility that would soon progress towards commercial operations and first cargo.
“We have come a long way with our partners to deliver a game changer in the global LNG business.
“The shared vision for the PFLNG SATU to monetise gas resources uneconomical to develop via conventional means is an achievement all can be proud of,” he stated.
PFLNG SATU made its 2,120 nautical mile journey from Okpo in South Korea to the Kanowit field last May 14 for its offshore phase of commissioning.
Fitted with an external turret for water depths of between 70 metres and 200 metres, PFLNG SATU will extract natural gas via a flexible subsea pipeline for the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes of
LNG at the offshore gas field.
Designed to last up to 20 years without dry-docking, PFLNG SATU has the flexibility to be redeployed to multiple locations to better access marginal and stranded gas fields of Malaysia.
It will introduce a new play type to complement Petronas’ global LNG portfolio and enhance its reputation as a preferred and reliable LNG supplier, the statement said. — Bernama