CM optimistic O&G industry in Sarawak will thrive, help boost economy

April 4, 2020

Kejap, JX Nippon recent set up an office in Miri?

Dateline 2020-02-04, Borneo Post:

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is optimistic that the oil and gas (O&G) industry in the state, particularly Miri as the O&G hub, will thrive and help boost the state’s economy.

In referring to the setting up of a new office by a Japanese company JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Malaysia) in Miri recently, Abang Johari said that it is a good sign as it shows that the oil and gas industry players are slowly coming back to Miri.

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”.

Yinson’s FPSO Helang achieve first gas

February 19, 2020

Dateline 2019-12-18, NST:

 Yinson Holdings Bhd’s latest floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel – FPSO Helang, has successfully completed performance testing, and charter rates commenced on 6 December 2019.

The Yinson team achieved timely delivery of first oil production 19 months after signing the contract for delivery of the FPSO facility with client JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd (JX Nippon).

Yinson group chairman Lim Han Weng said the achievement was made possible through the great teamwork between the Yinson team, client and subcontractors.

“I would like to thank JX Nippon and Petronas for the opportunity to undertake this project.


Commercial gas production begins at Malaysia’s Beryl gas field

December 14, 2018

Dateline 2018-10-24, Interfax:

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration started commercial gas production from the Beryl gas field offshore Sarawak in Malaysia last month, the Japanese company said on Tuesday.

Beryl lies in the shallow waters of Block SK10.

Output will be supplied via undersea pipelines to Malaysia LNG’s Tiga plant in Bintulu, which is partly owned by JX Nippon Oil & Energy.

First gas from Layang Field of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

August 1, 2017

Dateline 2017-06-15, Your Subsea News:

Mr. Shunsaku Miyake, President and CEO of JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation is pleased to announce that its subsidiary JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Limited, the Operator of Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia with a participating interest of 75%, commenced commercial gas production from Layang Field on 28 May, 2017.

Layang Field is located approximately 7 km east of the producing Helang Gas Field in Block SK10. Natural gas produced from Layang Field, together with natural gas from Helang Gas Field, will be supplied through subsea pipelines to the MLNG Tiga Sdn. Bhd. liquefaction plant in Bintulu, Sarawak, which is partly owned by JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation. The natural gas will be sold as LNG after liquefaction to its customers including buyers in Japan.


Japan’s JX, Petronas start Malaysia LNG train

February 21, 2017

Dateline 2017-01-24, Hellenic Shipping News:

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp said its venture with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas has started commercial operations at the ninth liquefaction train at the Petronas LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak.

The train, with a production capacity of 3.6 million tonnes of LNG per year, started on Jan. 1.

The launch of the ninth train comes at a time when U.S. LNG exporters are sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region’s demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in China and Pakistan, and because of Australia’s struggles to ramp up production.

But still, the LNG market remains well supplied, with available LNG capacity standing 45 percent above demand last year, according to Reuters Eikon data.

JX Nippon Oil, a unit of Japan’s biggest oil refiner JX Holdings, last June bought a 10 percent equity stake in a Petronas subsidiary that was developing the ninth train in Malaysia’s Sarawak state.


PETRONAS LNG 9 Sdn Bhd (PL9SB) commences commercial operations

February 14, 2017

Dateline 2017-01-23, Your Oil & Gas News (yup, that’s the name):

JX Nippon Oil & Energy (JX NOE) is pleased to announce that PETRONAS LNG 9 Sdn Bhd (PL9SB) commenced commercial operations on 1st January.

Last June, JX NOE purchased a 10 per cent stake in PL9SB, which owns the ninth LNG liquefaction train within the PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The train has a production capacity of 3.6 million tonnes per annum.

JX NOE’s entry into PL9SB marked its second participation in PETRONAS’ LNG projects, in addition to its existing 10 per cent equity interest in MLNG Tiga Sdn Bhd.

With the addition of the state-of-the-art liquefaction plant owned by PL9SB, the PETRONAS LNG Complex now has the capacity to produce approximately 30 million tonnes per annum. The strategic partnership of JX NOE and PETRONAS will strive towards expanding the LNG business and ensuring a reliable supply of energy for the customers.


JX Nippon gears up for Malaysia drilling campaign

August 10, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-28, Offshore Engineer:

Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) is gearing up to drill three wells offshore Malaysia after agreeing a contract for the rig for the campaign.

JX Nippon is to hire the semi-tender drilling rig SKD Berani from a SapuraKencana Petroleum subsidiary.

The contract with be for a minimum 150 days and has two option wells. The contract is expected to start by July 2016.

JX Nippon acquired blocks SK10 and SK8 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, in 1987 and 1989 respectively. In 2012 and 2013, the firm also acquired deepwater Blocks R (offshore Sabah), 2F and 3F (offshore Sarawak).

The SKD Berani is able to drill to 6000ft water depth and was built in 2006 at Keppel Offshore & Marine in Singapore.

SapuraKencana has also announced a number of other contracts. SapuraKencana Drilling Jaya has accepted an extension to its contract with BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) for the provision of the semisubmersible SKD Jaya. BPTT has extended the use of SKD Jaya for its development drilling campaign offshore Trinidad & Tobago for an additional one well for approximately 45 days, and additional work on an existing well for approximately 60 days.

In addition, SapuraKencana HL won a contract by Selex ES Malaysia, for the provision of FEED and EPCIC of the Radio Shortwave Support System project for Petronas Offshore Facilities off the west coast of Sabah, for 19 months.

JX Nippon Oil, Petronas team on Malaysian LNG venture

July 1, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-03, Nikkei Asian Review:

 JX Nippon Oil & Energy will work with Malaysian state-run oil company Petronas to tap the Southeast Asian market for liquefied natural gas, aiming to take advantage of rising demand fueled by economic growth.

The Japanese company will invest roughly 60 billion yen ($552 million) in the operator of an LNG plant to be built by Petronas in northern Borneo. The plant, to debut in 2017, will have an annual capacity of 3.6 million tons, equivalent to 10% of Malaysia’s LNG market.

The LNG will be sold through a Petronas subsidiary to local power companies as well as to gas companies in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. JX Nippon Oil plans to team with Petronas to market to other Southeast Asian countries as well. The Japanese company hopes to earn more than 100 billion yen over the life of the contract, which runs until 2037.


Malaysia’s THHE Not Given More Time from JX Nippon to Complete Layang FPSO

June 26, 2016

Man, can you feel the hate to THHE? Though, in this case the hate seems to be in the article title, not the actual article itself.

Dateline 2016-06-01, Rigzone:

TH Heavy Engineering Berhad, an offshore oil and gas facilities fabricator, clarified Tuesday that the firm is not aware of the one year extension given by Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd. to complete the floating, production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Layang field in Block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia as reported May 28 by a local media, it said in a filing on Bursa Malaysia.