KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 2016 : Petronas’ first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, PFLNG SATU, has successfully produced its first drop of LNG from the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak on Dec 5.
In a statement, the national oil and gas company said this marked a decade-long journey for Petronas since conceptualising a floating LNG facility to maximise the potential of remote and stranded gas reserves to deliver a game changer in the global LNG business.
Acting Vice-President LNG Assets, Development & Production Adnan Zainal Abidin said the first drop of LNG from PFLNG SATU had realised the technological aspirations of the company to tap hydrocarbons and produce LNG close to the source.
“At 365 metres long and with 22 modular systems, PFLNG SATU is an engineering marvel that brings together the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes of LNG to the offshore gas field. We have successfully stretched the limits of our abilities with floating LNG technology to maintain our technical edge as a key LNG supplier,” he added.
With a processing capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and operating at water depths of between 70 metres and 200 metres, PFLNG SATU was expected to lift its first cargo and achieve commercial operations in the first quarter next year.
The floating LNG facility would grow Petronas’ global LNG portfolio as a leader in FLNG technology and enhance its reputation as a preferred and reliable LNG supplier. – Bernama