Petronas marked yet one more important milestone for its second Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility, PFLNG DUA, with the achievement of its First Drop of LNG manufacturing just lately. This historic occasion signifies the power of PFLNG DUA topside facility to supply on spec LNG product, which additional validates the expertise idea of floating LNG options for deepwater gasoline fields.
The Company’s first deep water FLNG facility is at the moment positioned on the Rotan gasoline discipline, 140km off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. In collaboration with its upstream Production Sharing Contract associate, PTT Exploration and Production, it has efficiently accomplished the subsea commissioning section and achieved its First Gas on 6 February 2021.
Petronas Vice President of LNG Asset Zakaria Kasah mentioned: “This achievement showcases our targeted execution and steady effort in pushing boundaries to ship revolutionary and customer-centric options to our clients. Despite working in a difficult surroundings which is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we managed to fee this megastructure and obtain first LNG manufacturing in 7 days upon the primary gasoline in. This is a document achievement, and a fantastic milestone for Petronas and the LNG trade.”
PFLNG DUA is predicted to ship its first LNG cargo to clients by the center of March 2021. Upon commercialisation, PETRONAS will change into the primary world power firm to personal and function two floating LNG amenities.
Together with PFLNG SATU, which first produced LNG from the Kanowit gasoline discipline offshore Sarawak in 2016 and was efficiently relocated to Kebabangan discipline offshore Sabah in 2019, this game-changing answer permits for the processing of LNG to be completed offshore a whole lot of kilometres away from land. Its versatility allows Petronas to unlock distant and stranded gasoline fields that have been beforehand uneconomical to discover.
PFLNG DUA is able to reaching gasoline fields in water depths as much as 1,500 metres and produces 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per 12 months. It is a part of Petronas’ portfolio of LNG amenities world wide, enabling the corporate to attain its aspiration to energy the world with cleaner power, and on the identical time, remodel Sabah right into a regional deep-water hub.
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