Petronas becomes world’s first to produce LNG from two floating facilities in Sabah

LNG cargo being loaded onto Seri Camar LNG carrier, and ready for shipment to Petronas’ LNG customer in Thailand.

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KUCHING, March 25: Petronas has become the first global energy company to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) from two floating facilities located offshore of Sabah following the first cargo delivery by Petronas Floating LNG DUA (PFLNG DUA) yesterday (March 24).

Petronas, in a media release today, revealed that the cargo was loaded onto the Seri Camar LNG Carrier operated by MISC Bhd for shipment to its LNG Buyer in Thailand.

The PFLNG DUA has a production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year and operating at the water depth of 1,300 metres.

The floater facility is currently located at Block H Rotan gas field located 140 kilometres offshore Sabah.

Petronas FLNG DUA crew celebrating first cargo delivery milestone.

Petronas emphasised that this milestone confirmed the viability of Petronas’ push in unlocking stranded and deep-water gas fields with floating LNG (FLNG) solutions that are more sustainable and economical compared with conventional solutions.

Its president and Group chief executive officer (CEO) Tengku Muhammad Taufik said that the PFLNG DUA’s first cargo demonstrated Petronas’ commitment to continue its pioneering efforts in providing more sustainable solutions to harness further value from LNG production through technological advancements.

“Similar to our flagship floating facility, PFLNG DUA’s mobility will allow us to unlock even more marginal and stranded gas fields in the future, providing Petronas with new and sustainable sources of LNG to meet the growing demand for cleaner energy.

“Petronas is proud of this significant milestone from our second floating LNG facility,” he addded in the statement.

PFLNG DUA which is currently located 140 kilometres offshore Sabah, is able to produce 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year.

With PFLNG DUA’s first cargo delivery, Petronas continued to extend its leadership in FLNG technologies, having introduced PFLNG SATU – the world’s first operational floating LNG – in 2016.

PFLNG SATU, according to Petronas, also completed the world’s first FLNG relocation when it was deployed in March 2019 to Sabah’s Kebabangan gas field from the Kanowit gas field in Sarawak. — DayakDaily