Extract from “Tuah Jebat” – Warisan Perintis

November 5, 2016

 

Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) telah mengakhiri era kewujudan mereka apabila termaktub semua perjanjian PSC yang selebihnya. Pada masa mereka merangka dan merundingkan PSC, yang turut tertubuh ialah Jabatan Pemasaran Antarabangsa atau “International Marketing Department (IMD)” bagi mengagih minyak mentah ke pasaran antarabangsa dan Jabatan Pemasaran Dalam Negeri atau “Domestic Marketing Department (DMD)” untuk penjualan bahan petroleum di dalam negeri, khususnya melalui stesen-stesen servis.

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Govt needs to develop use of LNG for transport sector: Expert

February 27, 2020

Who is Rafe? Not a lot of description in the article.

Dateline 2019-12-21, The Sun:

The government needs to take steps to develop the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel for the transport sector as it is the cleanest and most suitable fossil fuel in today’s environmentally-friendly era.

Subject matter expert, LNG development (bunkering) Mohd Rafe Mohamed Ramli said the use of LNG would help the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030.

He said LNG is suitable for commercial vehicles such as lorries, trucks and express buses as they consume a lot of fuel.


Commercial oil production begins at Layang field offshore Malaysia

February 26, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-20, Oilfield Technology:

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation’s subsidiary, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited, the Operator of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia together with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, commenced commercial oil production from Layang Field on 3 December 2019.
Layang Field (“Layang”), in addition to its natural gas production since May 2017, commenced oil production by using a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading System (FPSO) named “FPSO Helang”.


Malaysia adds second FLNG to monetise stranded gas from deepwater

February 24, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-20, Riviera:

In November, Petronas held a naming ceremony for its second floating LNG facility, PFLNG Dua, at South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). When it is commissioned in 2020 the FLNG will have the capability to liquefy gas extracted from deepwater reservoirs in depths of up to 1,500 m.

The Malaysian energy company calls PFLNG Dua “bigger and better” than 365-m PFLNG Satu, its first FLNG, which achieved its first LNG cargo on 1 April 2017 and which is moored some 180 km offshore Bintulu in Sarawak, Malaysia. PFLNG Dua will have the capability to produce 1.5 mta of LNG, with a storage capacity of 177,000 m3. By comparison, PFLNG Satu has a capacity to produce 1.2 mta of LNG.


Cover Story: A taxing uncertainty

February 23, 2020

‘Diplomatic discussions…’ What, we have a Federal ambassador in Sarawak?

Dateline 2019-12-20, The Edge:

THE past year would have been one of redemption of sorts for the Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) industry. There are more upstream activities and players are making up for lost time after prices started to stabilise following the severe downturn that began in 2015.

But just weeks before the year ends, one issue is threatening to put a dent in the sector’s business prospects in the country’s top oil-and-gas producing state, Sarawak.

Last month, what started off as diplomatic discussions over Sarawak’s share of oil revenue, under the broader Malaysian Agreement 1963, escalated into a lawsuit by the state government, which is claiming billions of ringgit in unpaid sales tax from national oil corporation, Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).


Thailand calls off long-term LNG import plan with Malaysia’s Petronas

February 22, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-21, Hellenic Shipping:

Thailand has called off a plan for its state-run power producer to import up to 1.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum from Malaysia’s Petronas, a Thai official said on Friday.

Thailand’s National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) changed its mind this week on a decision in 2017 to have the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) import up to 1.5 million tonnes of LNG annually.

That in effect cancelled EGAT’s plan to sign a long-term contract with Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petronas , which won a bid in June this year to supply the LNG to the Thai utility, an EGAT official told Reuters on Friday.


Sarawak plans Borneo Power Grid

February 21, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-20, Daily Express:

Federal government is seeking to increase Malaysia’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 per cent in the next six years to improve on the energy trilemma of security, reliability and affordability.

Regionally, Asean has set out to make 23 per cent of its primary energy renewable by 2025, compared to 9.4 per cent in 2014, five years ago, in tandem with global megatrends in population growth, urbanisation and striving for green energy and transport.

There is also an Asean power grid being mooted and Sarawak has also embarked on power generation projects in Myanmar and soon possibly in other Indochina countries. North Kalimantan has hydropower potential sites with total capacity close to 12,000MW.


Cover Story: Why the 20% royalty for oil and gas-producing states is not a commercially viable proposal

February 20, 2020

Deadline 2020-12-19, The Edge:

THE 20% royalty or higher revenue share has for some time been the point of contention between the federal government and the oil-producing states, notably Sabah and Sarawak — which they claim they are entitled to under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 — and, to a lesser extent, Terengganu and Kelantan (which has yet to be recognised by the federal government as an oil and gas-producing state).

The federal government is of the view that the right revenue-sharing formula is clearly stated in the Petroleum Development Act (PDA), which was passed by parliament in 1974, and prior to that, it got the agreement of all states, including Sabah and Sarawak.