Petronas achieved its first LNG drop by its floating LNG facility, Petronas Floating LNG Satu (PFLNG Satu) at the Kebabangan cluster field, 90 km offshore Sabah, recently. Operated by Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company Sdn Bhd (KPOC), Kebabangan field is the second location for PFLNG Satu after its successful operation in Kanowit field, Sarawak.
The introduction of first gas into the PFLNG Satu, achieved on 4 May 2019, was from Kebabangan field to the PFLNG Satu’s turret system via a 5 km flexible pipeline. The commencement of a series of start-up activities included the cooling down of natural gas until the production of the first LNG drop on 7 May 2019, three days after.
Petronas Vice President of LNG Asset Zakaria Kasah said: “This achievement showcases our focused execution and close collaboration efforts, within Petronas as well as externally with the State government and regulatory bodies. We not only prove our concept of relocatable floating LNG facility, but we have also seamlessly achieved the first LNG drop in just three days after first gas in. This is indeed another proud moment and a great milestone for Petronas and the floating LNG industry.”
Designed for water-depth of between 70 m and 200 m and a processing capacity of 1.2 million tpy with 155 crew onboard, PFLNG Satu will support Petronas’ global LNG portfolio and enhance its reputation as a reliable LNG supplier. The first LNG cargo delivery at the new field is expected in June 2019.