World's First Floating LNG Facility Fires Up

World's First Floating LNG Facility Fires Up

Petronas’ first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, PFLNG SATU achieved its first gas milestone from the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak.

The introduction of gas from the KAKG-A central processing platform at the field ignited the PFLNG SATU flare tower at the height of 130m, proving the technological aspirations of PETRONAS to unlock gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded gas fields.

Petronas’ Acting Vice President LNG Assets, Development & Production Adnan Zainal Abidin said the first gas milestone signified the commencement of Commissioning and Startup for the floating LNG facility that will soon progress towards Commercial Operations and first cargo.

We have come a long way with our partners to deliver a game changer in the global LNG business. The shared vision for PFLNG SATU to monetise gas resources uneconomical to develop via conventional means is an achievement all can be proud of, said Adnan.

Designed to last up to 20 years without dry-docking, PFLNG SATU has the flexibility to be redeployed to multiple locations to better access marginal and stranded gas fields of Malaysia.