December 9, 2021
Dateline 2021-11-18, The Chemical Engineer:
PETROFAC has been awarded a US$96m contract by Petronas to build a new gas plant onshore at Tanjung Kidurong in Bintulu, Malaysia.
The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract is for a new 390m ft3/d plant known as the Bintulu Additional Gas Sales Facilities 2. The development includes a process and utilities unit, effluent treatment unit, metering skid, fire water tank, pumps, flare system and main substation building. It will also conduct brownfield modifications and tie in with the existing plant located in Bintulu, Sarawak.
October 25, 2021
Dateline 2021-10-01, Capital.com.
Petronas LNG, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas major Petronas, signed an agreement with China’s Shenergy Group for the delivery of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, Petronas, according to its statement on Thursday.
The deal is the oil giant’s first delivery of carbon-neutral super-chilled gas to China. The firm would deliver the cargoes to Shenergy’s terminals in Shanghai between October 2021 and March 2022, the company release added.
Last month, Petronas shipped its first carbon-neutral LNG cargo to Japan.
October 7, 2021
Pure speculation on my part, pump fire?
Dateline 2021-09-29, Reuters:
Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said a fire broke out at its massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu on Tuesday but that operations were unaffected.
The fire occurred at the sea-cooling water outfall channel located outside the complex’s process area, and was successfully extinguished, Petronas said in a statement on Wednesday.
August 10, 2021
Dateline 2021-08-01, Upstream:
A Sarawak lawmaker has reportedly blamed national oil company Petronas for a new coronavirus outbreak in the state’s oil and gas town Bintulu in Malaysia.
Bintulu Member of Parliament Tiong King Sing claimed that the potentially fatal Covid-19 was found in many of those on board the Grade One Manjung 7 (GOM 7), a Malaysia-flagged anchor handling vessel that had been working for Petronas.
The vessel had entered Bintulu port in Sarawak, East Malaysia in early July.
Tiong alleged that the GOM 7 had failed to carry out the compulsory 14-day vessel quarantine upon arrival as stipulated by the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) and had also allowed workers to disembark or others to board during that fortnight.
December 14, 2020
Dateline 2020-11-20, Energy Voice:
The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, home to the country’s LNG export complex, will soon open onshore acreage for bidding, as it hopes to revitalise its onshore oil and gas industry after taking regulatory control from the federal government.
Since the 1970s, significant oil and gas reserves have been discovered offshore Sarawak, which have helped supply one of the world’s largest LNG plants in Bintulu.
Although there has been significant exploration onshore since the 1980s, results have been modest. Still, Sarawak remains hopeful that new investment will help prove fresh commercial reserves by applying new technologies.
Moreover, Sarawak, after winning a recent battle against the federal government and Petronas for greater control of its natural resources, will now start offering onshore acreage through open auction, as well as direct negotiation. Two onshore blocks, covering the Miri and Limbang, as well as Lawas areas – SK 433 and SK 334 – will be open for bidding in the coming months, the state announced on 30 October 2020.
December 6, 2020
Dateline 2020-11-09, Energy Voice:
The Petronas-operated Bintulu LNG export complex, in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, desperately needs new gas supplies to maintain its exports in the near-to-medium term, as legacy fields mature.
Moreover, recent news that the fast-track schedule for PTTEP’s giant Lang Lebah field development appears to be slipping, does not bode well for the 29.3 million tonne per year LNG export facility, which is one of the world’s largest.
Thai upstream player PTTEP said on 5 November that it only expects to take a final investment decision (FID) for its proposed giant sour gas field in 2022. Initially, FID was targeted by 2021, after the field was discovered in 2019. Further slippage is possible.
December 4, 2020
Dateline 2020-11-09, Marketscreener:
Malaysian state energy firm Petronas on Monday said it was facing minor production issues at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Bintulu and that supply has not been affected.
Reuters had reported on Friday that loadings of LNG cargoes have been delayed from the plant, located in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak.
Petronas said the production issues at Bintulu are under control and have been resolved, adding that they are “part and parcel of operations”.
June 21, 2019
Dateline 2019-05-14, Business Times:
[SINGAPORE] Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd has temporarily shut the Sabah-Sarawak pipeline that feeds gas to its liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex at Bintulu in the state of Sarawak, two industry sources said on Tuesday.
The 500-kilometre pipeline that transports gas from Kimanis in Sabah state to the LNG plant in Sarawak was shut from the start of May for repairs that will take about two months, one of the sources with knowledge of the matter said.
This has slowed production at the Bintulu plant, and potentially will curb spot LNG exports from Malaysia, a second source told Reuters.
December 21, 2018
So before this, what did they do at Bintulu Port?
Dateline 2018-11-05, S&P Global:
Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has completed its first commercial gassing up and cooling down service at the Bintulu LNG export plant in northern Borneo, adding to the company’s portfolio of LNG-related services in Southeast Asia.
The operation, which consists of cooling down an LNG carrier’s tanks to cryogenic temperature after dry-docking and before loading its next cargo, was performed on the vessel Singapore Energy in approximately 11 hours, Petronas said in a statement on Monday
June 14, 2018
Dateline 2018-04-19, Borneo Post:
Sarawak’s oil and gas industry achieved another milestone today with the signing of the land lease agreement for the development of an integrated supply base at the Second Inner Harbour, Bintulu Port.
The supply base will cater to the needs of the oil and gas industry offshore East Malaysia, and is targeted for start of commercial operations by the fourth quarter of 2019.
The signing of the land lease agreement between Bintulu Port Authority (BPA) and Bintulu Supply Base Sdn Bhd was witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
BPA was represented by its chairman Hadzari Abang and general manager Zulkurnain Ayub while Bintulu Supply Base was represented by its chairman Ahmadi Yusoff and director Datuk Ahmad Redza Abdullah.
Abang Johari pointed out that this new integrated supply base at Bintulu Port, will become a one-stop centralised logistic support centre to service the needs of oil and gas exploration, development and production activities in off shore areas of Sarawak.