Petronas achieves first gas from inaugural FLNG facility


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Petronas’ first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG SATU, achieved the first gas milestone from Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak, on Nov. 14.

Petronas’ Acting V.P. LNG Assets, Development & Production Adnan Zainal Abidin said the first gas milestone signified the commencement of commissioning and startup for the FLNG facility that will 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 PFLNG SATU, to monetize gas resources uneconomical to develop via conventional means, is an achievement all can be proud of,” said Abidin.

PFLNG SATU made a 2,120 nautical mile journey from Okpo, South Korea, to Kanowit field on May 14 for the offshore phase of commissioning. Fitted with an external turret for water-depths of between 70 m and 200 m, the facility will extract natural gas, via a flexible subsea pipeline, for the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes.

Designed to last up to 20 years without dry-docking, PFLNG SATU has the flexibility to be redeployed to multiple locations to better access Malaysia's marginal and stranded gas fields.

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