IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Construction of the First Floating LNG in the World: PFLNG1: Lessons Learnt

November 3, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli

The Floating LNG concept was envisaged to monetise stranded gas resources. The two PETRONAS’ floaters namely PFLNG1 and PFLNG2 for offshore Sarawak and Sabah respectively will increase the country’s LNG production capacity by approximately 8% (2.5 MTPA). PFLNG1 is already in operation while construction activities for PFLNG2 is currently ongoing.

 

Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli is a Principal Engineer (Construction) in PETRONAS – Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T). Ir. Roslin has over 25 years working experience in Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore/Marine and Shipbuilding Projects in Malaysia and overseas including United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Sudan. His qualification is in Marine Technology Degree from UTM. He has a Professional Certificate in Management from Melbourne University, Australia.

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IEM Shout Out – 2017-11 Construction of the First Floating LNG in the World: PFLNG1: Lessons Learnt

October 26, 2017

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 11th November, 2017. It is worth 2 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli

The Floating LNG concept was envisaged to monetise stranded gas resources. The two PETRONAS’ floaters namely PFLNG1 and PFLNG2 for offshore Sarawak and Sabah respectively will increase the country’s LNG production capacity by approximately 8% (2.5 MTPA). PFLNG1 is already in operation while construction activities for PFLNG2 is currently ongoing.

 

Ir. Roslin Bin Ramli is a Principal Engineer (Construction) in PETRONAS – Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T). Ir. Roslin has over 25 years working experience in Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Offshore/Marine and Shipbuilding Projects in Malaysia and overseas including United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Sudan. His qualification is in Marine Technology Degree from UTM. He has a Professional Certificate in Management from Melbourne University, Australia.

Register here, or download the form here.


Petronas Loads First-Ever LNG Cargo From Floating Facility

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.


World’s first FLNG project starts off Malaysia

December 25, 2016

Dateline 2016-11-17, OE:

Malaysia’s Petronas has achieved first gas from its first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG SATU earlier this week (14 November) from the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak.

Image of the PFLNG SATU, from Petronas.

The introduction of gas from the KAKG-A central processing platform at the field ignited the PFLNG SATU flare tower at the height of 130m, proving the technological aspirations of Petronas to unlock gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded gas fields, the company said in a statement.

PFLNG SATU made its 2120 nm journey from Okpo, South Korea to the Kanowit gas field on 14 May 2016 for its offshore phase of commissioning, which Petronas anticipates will soon progress towards commercial operations and first cargo.

The PFLNG SATU, fitted with an external turret for water depths of between 70-200m deep, will extract natural gas via a flexible subsea pipeline for the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes of LNG at the offshore gas field.

“We have come a long way with our partners to deliver a game changer in the global LNG business. The shared vision for PFLNG SATU to monetise gas resources uneconomical to develop via conventional means is an achievement all can be proud of,” said Adnan Zainal Abidin, Petronas acting VP LNG assets, development and production said.

 


PFLNG Satu sails to Malaysia

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.


Malaysia Quiet Leader Of FLNG Vanguard

October 3, 2015

Dateline 2015-09-01, EP:

Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas is nearing the completion of its first pioneering floating LNG (FLNG) unit, the PFLNG 1, facility, which is due onstream by year-end. At the same time the NOC’s second and larger unit—PFLNG 2—being done in partnership with Murphy Oil also is well underway in terms of its construction program.

PFLNG 1 (also known as PFLNG Satu) will be moored over the Kanowit gas field 180 km (112 miles) offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, and has been designed to produce up to 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG as part of Phase 1 of the Kumang Cluster Development. Scheduled for commercial startup early in 2016,PFLNG 1 is both on time and on budget—an impressive achievement for a project that represents such a bold step forward in terms of offshore technology development for its owner.

 


PFLNG opens doors to global opportunities

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.