Malaysia’s Petronas says fire put out at LNG complex

August 31, 2016

Done and done.

Dateline 2016-07-30, Reuters:

Malaysia’s state-owned state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd said on Saturday that a fire occurred at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak.

The fire broke out at 0140 GMT at a transformer in the Bintulu LNG complex and was extinguished, a company statement said.


Petronas upstream operations in S’wak undergoing restructuring

July 23, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-14, Borneo Post:

Petronas upstream operations in Sarawak is undergoing a restructuring exercise to meet its business requirements, said state Industrial, Entrepreneur, Trade and Investment Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

He said, in view of this, Petronas Carigali Sarawak operations had been split into two entities, namely Sarawak Oil Operations in Miri and Sarawak Gas operation in Bintulu.

“As a result of the restructuring exercise, 29 permanent positions were abolished due to redundancy, of which 13 Sarawakians are affected. All those affected are offered Voluntary Separation Package (VSP),” said Awang Tengah in his winding up speech at the state legislative assembly sitting here today.

He said in spite of the restructuring exercise the expansion of Sarawak Gas operations had created 251 new positions in Bintulu.

In addition, he said there were also 134 new positions created for train nine operations and another 234 new positions for floating LNG Satu.


Petronas to expand LNG complex, says report

January 17, 2016

What the heck is Big P?

Dateline 2015-12-09, Borneo Post:

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has plans to raise sour gas output and expand capacity at its Bintulu liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Sarawak, according to Singapore’s The Business Times yesterday.

Business Times, quoting a Petronas executive as saying Petronas had developed gas fields with 35 per cent to 45 per cent carbon dioxide content and was looking to go beyond the 50 percent mark.

According to the report, Wood Group is said to have secured an engineering-studies contract involving the development concept for new Bintulu Integrated Gas Project.

“The Bintulu Integrated Gas Project Big P is understood to involve the construction of new onshore receiving facilities (ORF) in Sarawak as well as new onshore and offshore pipelines.

Over RM300 billion invested in Sarawak, says Petronas subsidiary chief

December 26, 2015

Dateline 2015-11-22, TMI:

Petrolian Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has a strong presence in Sarawak, with total cumulative investment of over RM300 billion in the upstream, midstream and downstream projects and activities, said LNG Group of Companies vice-president and chief executive officer (CEO) Dzafri Sham Ahmad.

He said for upstream, there were 60 oil and gas producing fields – 26 oil and 34 gas – producing an average of 850 kilo barrel oil equivalent per day (kboe/d).

“Additionally there are another 206 discovered fields which are yet to be monetised,” he said at the Petronas Media Nite 2015 in Kuching last night.

He said for midstream there were three facilities – Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu; Petronas Train 9 project; and, the floating LNG facility.
For downstream, he said, there were currently two operating units in the state — Asean Bintulu Fertiliser plant which produced 0.6 million tonnes per annum (MPTA) of urea, making it Asia’s largest granular urea plant and 0.4 MTPA of ammonia.


Shell continues stride with deepwater projects

October 31, 2015

This is on badly edited article. Libreoffice spellchecker offline?

Dateline 2015-09-26, Borneo Online:

The oil and gas (O&G) sector, as covered in last week’s feature ‘Volatilty in the O&G Market’, has experienced much instability of late with oil prices impacted by various ongoing factors.

This has not slowed oil and gas giant Shell plc (Shell) from continueing its stride in the local markets as it had

Any Sarawakian will know the Shell brand – it has been in Malaysia for 120 years, first making its mark in Miri. It was also in this country where Shell’s upstream industry actually first began, with the country’s first oil well discovered by Shell on Canada Hillm Miri back in 1910.

Since then, Shell’s upstream business has grown from strength to strength: from Sarawak to Sabah and back down to Bintulu, where a natural gas liquefaction venture was formed,

The abundance of gas also prompted the establishment of the world’s first commercial middle distillate synthesis – the Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis plant – in Bintulu in 1993. As the first commercial Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant of its type, this allows Shell to sell ultra clean GTL products to the world.

From there, Shell eventually ventured into the deepwater industry offshore Sarawak.


(Bintulu) Set to be petro-chemical hub

August 28, 2015

Dateline 2015-07-30, Borneo Post:

The abundance of natural resources in Bintulu gives the area a huge potential to be the petro-chemical hub in the country, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of Huchems Fine Chemical Corporation plant in Tanjung Kidurong yesterday, Adenan said the setting up of the plant to produce ammonia, nitric acid and ammonium nitrate here reflected the confidence of foreign investors in the state.

He added that more petrochemical companies would be invited to set up their plants in the state.

“To do this, we will be intensely involved in developing the high value downstream products of oil and gas industries such as specialised and fine chemicals.

Najib assures Sabah of more oil and gas revenue – Bernama

January 21, 2015

Dateline 2014-11-15, The Malaysian Insider:

Datuk Seri Najib Razak (pic) has assured Sabah that it would continue to get more revenue from its oil and gas resources.

The prime minister said apart from the oil and gas royalty of five per cent, Sabah was also given a 10% stake in Petronas LNG Train 9 Sdn Bhd in Bintulu, Sarawak, which would generate an additional revenue to the state and its people.

“That is why I had said, you can make a request, but let us negotiate and we have a formula that Sabah would receive more from the oil and gas revenue. This has been clarified by chief minister Datuk Musa Aman,” he said when opening the Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) Convention in Kota Kinabalu, today.