May 13, 2017
Dateline 2017-04-03, OilPrice:
Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petronas announced the loading of the first liquefied natural gas cargo from a floating production facility over the weekend. The facility is located off the eastern coast of Malaysia and the cargo is bound for a client in South Asia, most probably South Korea, according to media.
Reuters reported late last week that the loading of the 144,000-cu-m Seri Camellia tanker had started at the Petronas Floating LNG Satu.
The Satu facility is estimated to have cost Petronas $10 billion, going into operation last year. Thanks to the floating facility, the Malaysian company beat other energy majors such as Shell and Japan’s Inpex, which are also working on floating LNG production projects.
June 10, 2016
Yes, I know it has arrived, thanks.
Dateline 2016-05-16, AOG:
PETRONAS’ first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG Satu has set sail to the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak, making its 2120 nautical mile journey to Malaysia.
At 365m long and 132,000-tonne, PFLNG Satu was towed from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, for the offshore phase of the project.
Once moored at the Kanowit gas field, it will proceed with the installation, hook-up and commissioning of the facility.
PETRONAS’ advisor of global LNG project delivery and technology, Datuk Abdullah Karim said the sail away marked a significant milestone in PETRONAS’ bold decision to deliver a game changer in the global LNG business, as it paves the way for opportunities to monetize the greater availability of stranded gas reserves.
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.
March 22, 2014
Dateline 2014-02-13, Platts:
Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas said Thursday it has awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract for its second floating LNG project, located offshore Sabah, to a partnership of Japan’s JGC and South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.
Petronas said the EPCIC contract for PFLNG 2 follows the January 23 board approval of the final investment decision taken on the project.
The FLNG facility will be located at the Rotan field in Block H.
Murphy Oil, operator of the upstream block, had announced FID of the project early this month.
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