Malaysia Quiet Leader Of FLNG Vanguard

October 3, 2015

Dateline 2015-09-01, EP:

Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas is nearing the completion of its first pioneering floating LNG (FLNG) unit, the PFLNG 1, facility, which is due onstream by year-end. At the same time the NOC’s second and larger unit—PFLNG 2—being done in partnership with Murphy Oil also is well underway in terms of its construction program.

PFLNG 1 (also known as PFLNG Satu) will be moored over the Kanowit gas field 180 km (112 miles) offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, and has been designed to produce up to 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG as part of Phase 1 of the Kumang Cluster Development. Scheduled for commercial startup early in 2016,PFLNG 1 is both on time and on budget—an impressive achievement for a project that represents such a bold step forward in terms of offshore technology development for its owner.


PFLNG opens doors to global opportunities

July 17, 2015

Dateline 2015-06-08, Borneo Post:

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) says its floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility (PFLNG) is a game changer that will open doors to more opportunities in global projects.

Global LNG Project, Upstream vice president Adnan Zainal Abidin said although Petronas’ first PFLNG, the PFLNG1, is expected to start operations in the first quarter of next year, the group has already received enquiries from multinationals.

Petronas has two PFLNGs in the pipeline: the PFLNG1, costing more than US$1 billion and scheduled to be ready by early 2016, and the PFLNG2, expected to be ready by 2018.

Malaysia’s Petronas awards EPCIC deal for second FLNG project

March 22, 2014

Dateline 2014-02-13, Platts:

Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas said Thursday it has awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for its second floating LNG project, located offshore Sabah, to a partnership of Japan’s JGC and South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.

Petronas said the EPCIC contract for PFLNG 2 follows the January 23 board approval of the final investment decision taken on the project.

The FLNG facility will be located at the Rotan field in Block H.

Murphy Oil, operator of the upstream block, had announced FID of the project early this month.

Shell Leads LNG Competitors Out to Sea With Biggest Ship: Energy

October 12, 2012

Why is this article in here? Because PETRONAS wants to have the first FLNG in the solar system?

Dateline 2012-09-20:

For more than a decade, the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producers led by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) plotted how to move their $170 billion industry onto barges at sea to tap remote fields. Now they’re finally doing it.

Shell will forge the hull of a floating LNG plant in South Korea by year-end that will be the world’s largest vessel, weighing six times the biggest aircraft carrier, a Nimitz-class warship. Some 5,000 workers will build the factory to produce LNG off Australia’s northwest coast in a $13 billion project that also will shield Shell from escalating costs it would have to pay at the country’s onshore plants


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