November 22, 2022
I guess this is one way the rainbow coloured flag will fly, with blue hydrogen, grey hydrogen, PETRONAS hydrogen. What hydrogen are you?
Dateline 2022-09-07, Hydrogen Central:
Sarawak is positioning itself to be a commercial hydrogen producer by 2027 thus realising the vision of turning the state into a hydrogen economy.
Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said to achieve the vision Sarawak is taking the necessary measures and rolling out various initiatives to develop the state hydrogen economy.
November 17, 2022
Who the heck is Big Oil Ventures?
Dateline 2022-09-07, Upstream Online:
UK independent Upland Resources, Malaysia’s Big Oil Ventures (BOV) and state government-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) have teamed up to study the hydrocarbon potential of Block SK 334 onshore Sarawak, East Malaysia.
The trio have signed a joint technical study agreement for the approximate 6685-square kilometre tract in the north of the state, with the work being performed by Upland and BOV.
Upland confirmed that the main objectives of the joint technical study are to de-risk the petroleum system elements and improve understanding of the prospectivity in Block SK334, as well as assess the hydrocarbon potential of Block SK 334, delineate prospective areas and identify leads and prospects.
November 16, 2022
Dateline 2022-09-05, Reuters:
Shell Plc (SHEL.L) on Monday said it would invest with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas fields in the Southeast Asian country’s waters.
The Rosmari-Marjoram fields are situated 220 km (136.7 miles) off the coast of Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
The project is designed to produce 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, with gas production expected to start in 2026, Shell said in a statement.
November 8, 2022
Dateline 2022-10-23, Offshore Energy:
On 23 August 2022, Petronas informed it kicked off the development of a gas delivery facility at Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu, that will, from next year, supply natural gas to SPSB and SEB.
The Bintulu Additional Gas Sales Facility (BAGSF-2) is designed with a capacity to deliver up to 390 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscfd).
The facility will deliver 160 MMscfd of LNG to a Sarawak Government-owned methanol plant, which will be operated by SPSB. The methanol plant is currently under construction at Tanjung Kidurong. Another 70 MMscfd will be supplied to Sarawak Energy Bhd’s Tanjung Kidurong Power plant. The remaining capacity will allow the facility to supply future customers.
November 3, 2022
Your votes count.
Dateline 2022-08-13, Malay Mail:
Sarawak needs more chemical engineers to support the state’s petrochemical industry, said Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg.
He said expertise in the field would be needed for Sarawak especially with two proposed petrochemical investments in Bintulu.
“There are two proposed investments (coming into Sarawak) with each valued at US$6 billion on the separation of gas which is a complicated process.
“Therefore with these investments coming in, we need a lot of chemical engineers in Sarawak,” he said in his speech at the Sarawak Branch Institution of Engineers (IEM) annual dinner here, last night.
November 2, 2022
Dateline 2022-08-11, Offshore Technology:
Rosmari-Marjoram is a proposed sour gas field development located in Block SK318, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), a Malaysian subsidiary of Shell, has 75% ownership and is the operator of the gasfield. Petronas subsidiary Petronas Carigali holds a 15% stake in the field while Brunei Energy Exploration owns the remaining 10% stake. The estimated investment in the project is $1bn.
August 22, 2022
Dateline 2022-06-11, Malay Mail:
The state’s revenue collection this year from the sales tax on petroleum products exports would exceed the figure from the 20 per cent royalty proposed by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in its manifesto for the 14th general election.
Deputy Minister in Premier of Sarawak’s Department (Labour, Immigration and Project Monitoring) Datuk Gerawat Gala said this would translate into rural Sarawak benefitting from greater infrastructure and economic development.
August 2, 2022
Our children are still screwed.
Dateline 2022-05-26, The Star:
The Sarawak government is conducting a climate change policy study with a view to developing strategies for a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said it would also help the state draw up low-carbon society blueprints for its cities and towns.
“It will also include adaptation strategies to address climate change phenomena such as floods, droughts and threats to biodiversity,” he told the state assembly in his winding-up speech on Thursday (May 26).
July 15, 2022
Dateline 2022-05-18, Borneo Post:
Sarawak will become the first state in Malaysia to have legislation that would see industries, including oil and gas, operating in the state needing to comply with international requirements when the proposed Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2022 is passed, said Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali.
The Deputy Minister in the Premier of Sarawak’s Department (Law, MA63 and State-Federal Relations) said these international requirements include reducing carbon emission intensity under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
June 14, 2022
Dateline 2022-05-05, The Edge:
Petronas Dagangan Bhd (PDB) and Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (PETROS) on Thursday (May 5) announced the completion of the business transfer and share subscription agreement for PETROSNiaga Sdn Bhd.
This conclusion marks the operationalisation of the partnership for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business in Sarawak.
In a joint statement, the companies said that starting Thursday, all (green) Gas Petronas gas-filled cylinders are PETROS’ (red) as marketed by PETROSNiaga and all existing Petronas LPG dealers are now PETROS LPG dealers.