July 15, 2021
“Operating FLNG units is no more challenging that operating onshore liquefaction facilities” Really?
Dateline 2021-06-04, Upstream Online:
Floating liquefied natural gas contractors are ready to pounce on fresh opportunities in the growing sector after a clutch of eye-catching developments in Asia, Africa and beyond have proven the technology.
Originally envisaged and developed to exploit remote or stranded gas resources, FLNG is currently being deployed in both deep and shallow waters and has even been used to produce from onshore fields.
The technology is also gaining increasing traction as a development option where onshore liquefaction may prove challenging due to security issues, a lack of infrastructure or other factors.
Operating FLNG units is no more challenging that operating onshore liquefaction facilities, Amir Hamzah Ghazali, head of floating LNG at Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas, told Upstream’s “The Future of Floating Liquefied Natural Gas” digital event last week.
July 17, 2015
Dateline 2015-06-08, Borneo Post:
Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) says its floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility (PFLNG) is a game changer that will open doors to more opportunities in global projects.
Global LNG Project, Upstream vice president Adnan Zainal Abidin said although Petronas’ first PFLNG, the PFLNG1, is expected to start operations in the first quarter of next year, the group has already received enquiries from multinationals.
Petronas has two PFLNGs in the pipeline: the PFLNG1, costing more than US$1 billion and scheduled to be ready by early 2016, and the PFLNG2, expected to be ready by 2018.
July 2, 2015
Dateline 2015-05-19, Marine Log:
By the end of this year, the world’s first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) vessel will go to work in Malaysia’s gas field, some 180 kilometers off of the coast of Sarawak, producing 1.2 million tonnes of LNG annually.
Classed by DNV GL, the PFLNG1 vessel, also known as PFLNG SATU, is expected to play a significant role in the efforts of Malaysia state owned oil company PETRONAS to unlock the gas reserves in that country’s remote and stranded fields previously thought to be uneconomical to develop.
May 28, 2015
Dateline 2015-04-21, TMI:
The world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, built by Petronas, is expected to supply its first cargoes in the first quarter of 2016, senior officials from the Malaysian state-oil firm said on Tuesday.
The 365m long Petronas Floating LNG 1 (PFLNG1), with a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per annum, would be completed by March next year, the firm’s vice-president and venture director LNG Projects (Domestic) Abdullah Karim told reporters.
“We expect the first cargo of LNG to be available in the first quarter of 2016,” Abdullah said, adding that the gas supplies will likely be used for domestic consumption.
March 9, 2014
Dateline 2014-02-03, Platts:
A final investment decision for the floating LNG liquefaction project at the Rotan field in Malaysia has been reached, and it is on track to achieving first gas by 2018, US company Murphy Oil said Thursday during a presentation to discuss its 2013 financial results.
Murphy operates Block H offshore Sabah, where the gas will be sourced, while Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas will operate the 1.5 million mt/year FLNG facility.
On a call with analysts, Murphy CEO Roger Jenkins said the FLNG project “is now fully sanctioned by both parties and the oil-linked gas terms agreed. This is a major milestone for both companies.”
Petronas had said in June last year that it was aiming for FID by the end of 2013.
February 27, 2014
Oil & Gas Journal, dateline 2014-01-14:
Petronas said keel work has begun for its first floating LNG facility.
The first block of the keel was laid in the presence of representatives of Petronas, Technip, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering at the shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.
“The keel laying signifies yet another significant achievement of the project in its construction phase,” said Petronas Vice-Pres. Datuk Abdullah Karim.
The PFLNG 1 facility is slated for completion in fourth-quarter 2015. The 365-m long facility will weigh 125,000 tonnes. Construction began in June 2013 with the cutting of steel for its hull.
The facility will be installed in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 km offshore Sarawak. It will produce 1.2 million tonnes/year of LNG. Petronas said it will play a significant role in efforts to unlock gas in Malaysia’s remote and stranded fields currently deemed uneconomical to develop (OGJ Online, June 6, 2012).
October 12, 2012
Why is this article in here? Because PETRONAS wants to have the first FLNG in the solar system?
For more than a decade, the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producers led by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) plotted how to move their $170 billion industry onto barges at sea to tap remote fields. Now they’re finally doing it.
Shell will forge the hull of a floating LNG plant in South Korea by year-end that will be the world’s largest vessel, weighing six times the biggest aircraft carrier, a Nimitz-class warship. Some 5,000 workers will build the factory to produce LNG off Australia’s northwest coast in a $13 billion project that also will shield Shell from escalating costs it would have to pay at the country’s onshore plants