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Petronas’ PFLNG SATU—the company’s first FLNG facility—has achieved first gas from Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak in Malaysia. The vessel has an LNG production capacity of 1.2 MMtpa, and is moored by an external turret and mooring system designed and supplied by SOFEC, Inc. Presently, a 12-leg mooring system is being used to moor the vessel in a water depth of about 246 ft. Its turret design allows redeployment in water depths from about 230 ft to 656 ft. It can be deployed for up to 20 years, without dry docking. According to Petronas, first commercial LNG offtake is expected in first-quarter 2017.

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