PFLNG Dua to start com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions in Nov 2020

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Petronas’ Float­ing Liq­ue­fied Nat­u­ral Gas Dua (PFLNG Dua) is ex­pected to start com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions in Novem­ber 2020.

GEOJE: Petronas’ Float­ing Liq­ue­fied Nat­u­ral Gas Dua (PFLNG Dua) is ex­pected to start com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions in Novem­ber 2020.

Its chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Abang Yusuf Abang Puteh said the ves­sel, de­signed to ex­tract gas from deep­wa­ter gas reser­voirs in depths up to 1,500 me­ters is sched­uled for com­ple­tion and sail away from the ship­yard to Malaysian wa­ters in Fe­bru­ary 2020.

“We will be able to start it up in July, fol­lowed by com­mer­cial oper­a­tion in Novem­ber 2020,” he told Ber­nama and TV3 in an in­ter­view here.

PFLNG Dua will be moored over the Rotan Gas Field at a wa­ter depth of 1,300 me­tres, lo­cated 140km off­shore Kota Kin­a­balu, Sabah, with the ca­pac­ity to pro­duce 1.5 mil­lion tonnes of LNG per an­num.

How­ever, it can­not reach its full ca­pac­ity im­me­di­ately.

“Like any other nor­mal plant we need to ramp up and fine tune the unit be­fore we can reach the max­i­mum ca­pac­ity,” he said.

He said PFLNG Dua would be lo­cated in Rotan for at least 15 to 16 years in view of a num­ber of on­go­ing ex­plo­ration works in nearby ar­eas.

“If there are smaller fields around Rotan that are eco­nom­i­cally vi­able, it makes more sense to tie it back to the floater rather than re­lo­cat­ing it,” he added.

PFLNG Dua is 100 per cent owned by na­tional oil and gas com­pany, Petro­liam Na­sional Bhd ( Petronas), which is an in­te­grated global LNG pro­ducer with over 40 years of ex­pe­ri­ence.

The first floater, PFLNG Satu is lo­cated in Ke­ba­ban­gan Gas Field, 90km off­shore Kota Kin­a­balu, Sabah and has the ca­pac­ity to ex­tract gas from reser­voirs of up to 200 me­tres.

To- date, Petronas has safely de­liv­ered more than 10,000 LNG car­goes from its global port­fo­lio of fa­cil­i­ties in Malaysia, Aus­tralia, Egypt and soon, Canada.

The PFLNG DUA will sup­port Petronas’ global LNG port­fo­lio and enhance its rep­u­ta­tion as a pre­ferred and re­li­able LNG sup­plier. — Ber­nama

We will be able to start it up in July, fol­lowed by com­mer­cial oper­a­tion in Novem­ber 2020.

Abang Yusuf Abang Puteh

— Ber­nama photo

PFLNG Dua is ex­pected to be lo­cated in the Rotan Gas Field for at least 15 to 16 years in view of a num­ber of on­go­ing ex­plo­ration works in nearby ar­eas.

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