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Petronas’ first FLNG produced its first drop of LNG
2016/12/10
PFLNG Satu has achieved an industry breakthrough with the successful production of its first drop of LNG from the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak.
Petronas announced that its first floating LNG facility, PFLNG Satu, “has achieved an industry breakthrough with the successful production of its first drop of LNG from the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak.”
At 365-M long and with 22 modular systems, PFLNG Satu brings together the liquefaction, production, storage and offloading processes of LNG to the offshore gas field, The Malaysian operator said.
The facility reached its final stages of commissioning and startup with the introduction of gas from the KAKG-A central processing platform at the Kanowit gas field last month, Petronas added. “The gas is treated and liquefied via its Nitrogen-based liquefaction unit and processed into the first drop of LNG.”
With a processing capacity of 1.2 MMT/Y, operating at water depths between 70-M to 200-M deep, PFLNG Satu is expected to lift its first cargo and achieve commercial operations in the first quarter of 2017, according to Petronas.
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