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.