Petronas' first floating LNG facility, PFLNG SATU achieves first cargo

PETRONAS’ first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, PFLNG SATU, has achieved a new milestone with the successful loading of its first cargo at the Kanowit gas field, offshore Miri, Sarawak on 1 April, 2017.

The first cargo was fully loaded onto the LNG carrier Seri Camellia which is expected to set sail for a South Asian market.

“This accomplishment effectively demonstrates PETRONAS’ proven technology and capability of adapting a conventionally land-based installation to a floating LNG facility, a game-changer in today’s LNG business landscape. It is a testimony of our innovative solutions to meet the demands of our global players,” said PETRONAS President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.

“PETRONAS continuously employs technology, innovation and collaborative efforts to provide energy solutions at a pace which the industry demands, and this successful first cargo milestone further bolsters our reputation as a reliable and leading global LNG player and one-stop LNG solutions provider,” he added.

Manned by 145 crew onboard, PFLNG SATU is designed for water-depths of between 70 metres and 200 metres and possesses a processing capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).

PFLNG SATU will complement PETRONAS’ global LNG portfolio, making it a leader in the FLNG technology and enhancing its reputation as a preferred and reliable LNG supplier. 

Source and more information: Petronas