Brighter prospects ahead for the oil and gas sector

December 12, 2017

I have been reliably informed that SOGEC is not related to MOGEC, or MOGSC. Lesson learnt: go register trademarks before someone beats you to the punch.

Dateline 2017-10-28, NST:

The government has done much to ensure people in the four oil and gas producing states in Malaysia are actively involved in the sector.

Sabah Oil and Gas Services Council vice chairman Datuk Albert Boyou said a review of the royalty would do no harm but there is more that can be tapped from the industry.

In Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman has been instrumental in pushing for greater participation in the oil and gas sector through Petronas as well as provide opportunities for more people in the state, he said.

“Previously this was hardly the case and opportunities in the sector were hard to come by,” he said adding this was evident with the development of the many major projects that came since Musa took office in 2003.

Key developments in the state include Sabah Oil and Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP) which has attracted RM11 billion in investments, Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis as well as the 500km Sabah, Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) that links Bintulu, Sarawak.


One of Malaysia’s largest gas pipelines and Punj Lloyd’s largest EPCC Pipeline Project – Sabah Sarawak Gas Pipeline of Petronas sees financial closure

August 31, 2017

Dateline 2017-08-04, Equitybulls:

Undulating mountains, dense rainforests and unrelenting weather, nothing deterred Punj Lloyd from completing one of the largest pipelines of Malaysia. Worth US$822 million, the prestigious contract for the construction of the 512 km, 36 inch dia pipeline was awarded to Punj Lloyd by Petronas for transporting gas from the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal to the Petronas LNG Complex at Bintulu, Sarawak. July 2017 saw the challenging project achieve financial closure.

 


Petronas to conduct tests on gas pipeline

April 7, 2016

Dateline 2016-02-20, Borneo Post:

Petronas is conducting a series of tests on the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) from February 15 to July 3 as part of its continuous efforts to ensure the integrity and safety of SSGP that runs from Kimanis, Sabah to Bintulu, Sarawak.

In a statement yesterday, the company advised the public not to be alarmed by the occasional hissing sounds, increased number of vehicles and workers along the pipeline and flaring at the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis.

It will continue to engage the communities residing along the pipeline to update on the progress and measures undertaken throughout the duration of the tests.

Petronas is committed to the highest levels of international HSE standards to ensure the safety of the communities and environment in all areas of its operations, the statement added.

 


Malaysia delays Sabah oil terminal start 3 mths-sources

March 16, 2014

Since this article has a time delay of about a month, SOGT should be open now. And the article says ‘floating oil and gas production facility…’ Please, razmahwata.wordpress.com’s retainer fee is RM3.1416e3 monthly, pay that and we’ll correct the obvious errors. As for the outrageous booboos, we’ll emphasis them in for a lark.

Dateline 2014-02-11:

 Malaysian state firm Petronas has postponed the start of operations at a floating oil and gas production facility in Sabah by at least three months due to a technical issue, industry sources said on Tuesday.

The Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal in Kimanis bay is key in the country’s plan to boost its crude production and exports from several deepwater oilfields in east Malaysia, but the project has been dogged by construction and technical issues.

The terminal was scheduled to start operations in the first quarter, but it may now export crude only in June or in the second half of the year, the sources said


Malaysia’s first oil and gas terminal to open soon

January 22, 2014

Methinks the reporter messed up the title. Also, is it implicit the SOGT never told local residents what to expect during an emergency flaring? Dateline 2013-12-09, The Star:

The country’s first integrated oil and gas terminal is set to be operational by early next year after undergoing several months of a commissioning process.

Project director Noor Illias Mohd Idris said the commissioning process of the RM3.8bil Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis was due to begin soon.

“This is one of our biggest projects and is capable of processing 1.25 million standard cubic feet of gas and 260,000 barrels of oil daily,” he said at a media briefing yesterday.

During the commissioning process, he said, loud noises due to the emission of gas flares as high as 100m would be heard by villagers within Kimanis and nearby areas.

“The flare is normal during commissioning due to the release of gas during equipment testing.


Winds Of Change For Lun Bawang, Thanks To Petronas

December 4, 2011

Dateline 2011-11-21:

The winds of change are bringing greater development to the Lun Bawang, one of Sarawak’s minority ethnic communities, thanks to the 512km Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline project now underway.

The US$500-million project, which spans Malaysia’s two largest states by passing through this remote enclave, will pipe natural gas from the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu.

Alfred Padan, a Lun Bawang community leader, told Bernama of his role in persuading local communities to assist in implementing Malaysia’s largest gas pipeline project undertaken by Petronas, the national oil corporation.

“Initially, the locals were not informed about the objectives of the project and some were opposed to it. But we were soon able to dispel talk that the project would bring more hardship than benefits.


From Bernama: Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline Akin To PLUS: Don

November 4, 2011

You mean there will be a toll charge, crowded during holidays, and will continuously have repairs that restrict throughput? Jee, I hope they plan to make it six lanes…

Dateline 2010-10-23:

The RM4.6 billion Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline project linking Kimanis in Sabah and Bintulu in Sarawak, expected to be completed by the end of 2013, will be as successful as the North-South Expressway (PLUS) linking the Peninsular Malaysia states, said a Universiti Putra Malaysia academic.

Faculty of Human Ecology deputy dean Prof Dr Jayum Jawan said the 512km pipeline, which will transport gas from the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal in Kimanis to customers in Sabah and Petronas’ LNG complex in Bintulu, is the best example of a national project that could bring the people and business communities of Sabah and Sarawak closer to Peninsular Malaysia.