Malaysian national oil company, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)has recorded a new milestone in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) technologies following the delivery of its 50th LNG cargo from its first FLNG facility, the PETRONAS Floating LNG SATU (PFLNG SATU).
The milestone cargo was successfully loaded on 25 September 2021 onto the Seri Cemara LNG carrier operated by MISC Berhad heading to Taiwan.
The 50th cargo was marked a significant achievement for PETRONAS, a pioneer in the oil and gas industry, and demonstrates the viability of offshore gas production with FLNG solutions. The first FLNG cargo was produced from the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak in 2017.
PFLNG SATU was also the world’s first FLNG facility to successfully produce LNG from two remote gas fields when it was relocated from the Kanowit gas field to its current location at the Kebabangan gas field, offshore Sabah, in 2019.
“We are proud to celebrate this milestone cargo from PFLNG SATU which attests to the world-class reliability of our first FLNG facility and more importantly, the commitment of our workforce to provide an uninterrupted supply of LNG to our customers.”Abang Yusuf Abang Puteh, PETRONAS Vice President of LNG Assets
“This achievement showcases our leadership in the LNG industry, where we continue to benefit from our first-mover advantage to monetise remote and stranded gas fields with FLNG solutions. Despite operating in a challenging environment heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, PFLNG SATU has produced and exported nearly 3.18 million tonnes of LNG from the Kebabangan and Kanowit gas fields since 2017, whilst maintaining high Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standards,” Abang Yusuf added.
The PFLNG Satu is designed to operate at depths of up to 200 meters and has an annual production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of LNG.
PETRONAS continues to pioneer efforts of providing more sustainable solutions to harness further value from LNG production by providing new and sustainable sources of LNG to meet the growing demand for cleaner energy.