Sarawak can be an exporter of renewable energy to Singapore, says senator

November 9, 2021

Though, I think it would be better if they export to Kalimantan, with the new Indonesian capital and all.

Dateline 2021-10-29, The Star:

Sarawak has huge potential to be an exporter of renewable or low-carbon electricity to Singapore from its numerous hydroelectric dams, says Senator Robert Lau Hui Yew.

The Bawang Assan SUPP chairman said a submarine transmission cable from the state to Singapore is a practical idea.

“If we recall 30 years ago when Bakun was first announced, the plan was to lay an even longer submarine transmission cable to Peninsular Malaysia. I believe our state government would have thought of such potential and (will do) its best to explore that,” he said in a statement on Friday (Oct 29).


Sarawak contractors pan Petronas for giving job to peninsular firm

October 30, 2021

I’m sorry for taking your jobs. Could you name shame me in the next article? And the CEO email address, please.

Dateline 2021-10-23, FMT:

The Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association (Speca) wants the state government to intervene over Petronas’ recent decision to award a contract to a non-Sarawakian company for less specialised works off the state’s coast.

In a statement today, Speca president Rahman Lariwoo said one of its members who participated in the tender for the provision of alternative blasting and painting for Petronas Carigali found out that the job had been awarded to a firm based in Peninsular Malaysia.

“The contract is to provide equipment, manpower and consumables for the alternative blasting works offshore Sarawak.


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.


Investment nod for Shell’s Timi gas project off Malaysia

September 20, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-30, Energy Voice:

Shell and its partners, Petronas Carigali and Brunei Energy Exploration, have taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi sweet gas development offshore Malaysia that will help boost the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Significantly, Shell said the development marks its first offshore wellhead platform to be powered by solar and wind in Malaysia.

The Timi field is about 200 kms off the coast of Sarawak and its development is designed to pump up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) at peak production, Shell said today. Shell said it will evacuate its gas to the F23 production hub via an 80 km pipeline while supporting the future growth in the central Luconia area, off the coast of Sarawak.


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.


Blamed: Petronas in firing line for Covid cluster in Sarawak: report

August 10, 2021

Dateline 2021-08-01, Upstream:

A Sarawak lawmaker has reportedly blamed national oil company Petronas for a new coronavirus outbreak in the state’s oil and gas town Bintulu in Malaysia.

Bintulu Member of Parliament Tiong King Sing claimed that the potentially fatal Covid-19 was found in many of those on board the Grade One Manjung 7 (GOM 7), a Malaysia-flagged anchor handling vessel that had been working for Petronas.

The vessel had entered Bintulu port in Sarawak, East Malaysia in early July.

Tiong alleged that the GOM 7 had failed to carry out the compulsory 14-day vessel quarantine upon arrival as stipulated by the State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) and had also allowed workers to disembark or others to board during that fortnight.


Malaysia’s Sarawak awards key onshore acreage

July 24, 2021

Dateline 2021-06-21, Energy Voice:

The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, home to the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export complex, has awarded its first onshore block to Petra Energy and Uzma, as it hopes to revitalise its onshore oil and gas industry after taking regulatory control from the federal government.

Malaysia’s Petra Energy will operate Block SK433 on behalf of joint venture partner Uzma following the award by state-energy company Petroleum Sarawak (PETROS). Block SK433 covers the Miri-Marudi area in Northern Sarawak. It also holds a discovery, Adong Kecil.

In a statement Friday, the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said the award was the result of a competitive bidding exercise that was managed by PETROS since January this year.

The CMO said this marks a significant milestone for Sarawak as it looks forward to the resumption of active exploration and production activities onshore.


Federal Government cedes licensing for the importation, distribution and retail of Liquified Petroleum Gas in Sarawak to State Government

July 12, 2021

Dateline 2021-05-31, Skrine:

The importation, distribution and retail of liquified petroleum gas in the State of Sarawak will be regulated by the State Government of Sarawak commencing 1 June 2021.
 
Under the Distribution of Gas Ordinance, 2016 (Chapter 72) of Sarawak (“Ordinance”), which came into operation on 1 July 2018, various activities relating to the importation, distribution and retail of gas, including liquified petroleum gas, in the State of Sarawak will require a licence issued by the Director of Gas Distribution under the Ordinance.
 
To this end, the Federal Government of Malaysia has gazetted the Notification of Exemption (Amendment) 2021 (“Amendment Notification”) and the Control of Supplies (Exemption) Order 2021 (“Exemption Order”), both of which will come into operation on 1 June 2021.


ConocoPhillips gears up for Malaysian drilling

April 15, 2021

Dateline 2021-03-29, Energy Voice:

ConocoPhillips is set to drill up to three wells off the Malaysian state of Sarawak after hiring a jack-up drilling rig from Malaysia’s Velesto Energy.

Velesto said ConocoPhillips has hired its Naga (dragon) 7 jack-up rig under a contract worth $8 million. Drilling is planned to start before end of June.

ConocoPhillips is considering drilling up to three wells offshore Sarawak this year – the Salam-3 appraisal and the Gagau-1 wildcat on Block WL4-00, and the Mersing-1 exploration well on Block SK 304.