M’sian companies working on Kasawari gas project among targets of Beijing-backed hackers — research

November 15, 2022

Totally from left field.

Dateline 2022-08-31, The Edge:

Malaysian companies working on the Kasawari gas project in the South China Sea were among the targets of cyberattacks by Beijing-backed hackers.

Citing new research from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint and consulting firm PwC, energy portal Oilprice.com on Tuesday (Aug 30) said hacking group Red Ladon, also known as TA423, is using a simple phishing scam to attack politically significant targets in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, including defence contractors, infrastructure, and law firms involved in diplomatic disputes.

The scam sees victims lured in by fake news websites that infect targets’ computers with malicious software, called ScanBox, that lets hackers gather information for reconnaissance purposes.


Kasawari CCS shows hydrocarbons and energy transition not mutually exclusive

April 9, 2022

Dateline 2022-02-18, Upstream:

Petronas awarding parallel front-end engineering and design contracts for its Kasawari carbon capture and storage project offshore its native Malaysia serves as a timely reminder that the increasingly global decarbonisation drive is continuing to build momentum.

But it also highlights the ability of conventional oil and gas projects to continue to attract billions of dollars’ worth of capital expenditure, with demand for hydrocarbons looking set to prevail until at least 2050 and likely well beyond.

The Malaysian national oil company appears to be on track — as intended — to take the final investment decision later this year on Kasawari CCS (Kasawari phase two), which is being touted as the world’s largest offshore CCS project.


Malaysia revs up carbon, capture and storage developments

March 21, 2022

Again, reduce, reuse, recycle, re-elect:

Dateline 2022-02-01, upstream:

Malaysia is targeting start-up of its first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in 2025 and the second such development – also offshore Sarawak – is touted for the following year.

For Petronas Carigali’s Kasawari phase 2 project – the nation’s maiden CCS development – the extracted and compressed carbon dioxide will flow some 135 kilometres via a pipeline to the M1 field where it will be injected into a depleted reservoir.


Questions swirl around Petronas’ Kasawari CCS

November 15, 2021

Yea, baby. How about apply recycling’s mantra or reduce, reuse, recycle, bury deep?

Dateline 2021-11-03, Energy Voice:

The Malaysian government and state-backed Petronas have made commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. However, these goals become particularly challenging when many undeveloped fields with high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide need to be tapped to backfill Malaysia’s LNG export complex in the coming years.

If emissions from these high CO2 fields are to be managed, then carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be a key enabler, according to IHS Markit. But it remains to be seen if the economics stack up and whether Malaysia can remain attractive in the context of a global upstream portfolio.


Malaysia’s Petronas plans to scale up CCS at Kasawari gas field

October 28, 2021

I learnt a term from the Interwebs, paraphrasing (it applied to bodyweight control) “Calorie control begins in the kitchen” How about gomen shelf the CCS, and look at streamlining the kitchen? Imagine the saman revenue.

Dateline 2021-10-06, Reuters/LeaderPost:

Malaysia’s Petronas plans to scale up a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project as part of the second phase of development at the Kasawari gas field off Sarawak, its CEO said.

The CCS project at the field, which is estimated to hold 3 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves, is key to the state energy firm’s plans to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


Xodus to design Petronas’ first CCS facility

September 17, 2021

Doesn’t PETROS need to approve this?

Dateline 2021-08-17, The Chemical Engineer:

PETRONAS has awarded energy consultancy Xodus the conceptual engineering design contract for the state-energy firm’s first complete CCS project.

Xodus will conduct the feasibility studies and conceptual design for the CCS system for Kasawari, a sour gas field off the coast of Sarawak. The contract was won as part of Xodus’ contract with Petronas to provide engineering services for its Malaysian and international developments. Kasawari is scheduled to begin injecting captured CO2 in 2025, and has been billed by Malaysia’s state energy company as the world’s largest offshore CCS project. The field is estimated to have recoverable reserves of around 3 trn ft3 of gas.


Design Begins for Malaysian Carbon Capture and Storage Project

September 2, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-09, The Maritime Executive:

The development of the first complete Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project, offshore Malaysia, is getting underway for the oil and gas company Petronas. The conceptual engineering design contract for the project was awarded to the global energy consultancy Xodus. 

The Kasawari CCS project, off the coast of Sarawak, will comprise the capture and processing of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the sour gas field development, which will then be injected in a depleted gas field. This project is a key element of PETRONAS’ aspiration of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Petronas forging ahead at Malaysian gas project

March 12, 2021

Dateline 2021-02-23, Upstream Online:

Malaysia’s national upstream company Petronas Carigali is forging ahead with its Kasawari giant sour gas field development offshore Bintulu, Sarawak.


Malaysia ‘attractive’ for upstream investment: WoodMac

August 1, 2019

Why are there quotes around attractive?

Dateline 2019-06-26, Kallanish Energy:

Half of the 11.2 billion barrels of oil-equivalent (Bboe) product discovered in Southeast Asia between 2010 and 2018 were found in Malaysia, Kallanish Energy learns.

Independent research company Wood Mackenzie said Monday the country “has proved itself to be the hottest spot for material exploration” in the area and offers some of the most attractive upstream investment opportunities.

At the moment, Malaysia needs extra supply as the large Kasawari gas project experienced delays in its Final investment decision (Fid) due to multiple breakdowns of a pipeline. The shortage is expected to last until 2025, according to analysts, when new major fields will begin operations.


Gas issues could spur exploration offshore Malaysia

July 23, 2019

Dateline 2019-06-24, Offshore:

Malaysia’s need for additional gas supplies could trigger a new round of upstream investment in Southeast Asia, according to Wood Mackenzie.

There have been multiple breakdowns in the Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline and Petronas’ large Kasawari gas project offshore Sarawak has still to receive the go-ahead.

This has resulted in a short-term supply problem for Malaysia’s Bintulu MLNG plant, and the shortage could continue until at least 2025, when new fields are due to come onstream such as Kasawari, Jerun, Timi, Rosmari, and Marjoram.