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Petronas-operated PFLNG Dua produced first LNG
Petronas announced that its second Floating LNG facility (PFLNG Dua) has recently produced its “First Drop of LNG production”.
Petronas announced that its second Floating LNG facility (PFLNG Dua) has recently produced its “First Drop of LNG production”.
The Malaysian operator’s deep water FLNG facility is currently located at the Rotan gas field, 140km off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. “In collaboration with its upstream Production Sharing Contract partner, PTT Exploration and Production, it has successfully completed the subsea commissioning phase and achieved its First Gas on 6 February 2021.”
“Despite operating in a challenging environment which is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we managed to commission this megastructure and achieve first LNG production in 7 days upon the first gas in," Petronas vice president of LNG asset Zakaria Kasah said.
PFLNG Dua is expected to deliver its first LNG cargo to customers by the middle of March 2021. “Upon commercialisation, Petronas will become the first global energy company to own and operate two floating LNG facilities.”
Petronas’ first FLNG facility (PFLNG Satu) produced LNG from the Kanowit gas field offshore Sarawak in 2016 and then relocated to Kebabangan field offshore Sabah in 2019.
PFLNG Dua is capable of reaching gas fields in water depths up to 1,500-M and produces 1.5 MMT/Y of LNG. It is part of Pertonas’ portfolio of LNG facilities around the world, “enabling the company to achieve its aspiration to power the world with cleaner energy, and at the same time, transform Sabah into a regional deep-water hub.”


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On 18 Feb. 2020, Petronas announced that its second floating LNG unit, the PFLNG Dua has set sail from South Korea on its voyage to the Rotan gas field. The maiden journey will cover 1,840 nautical miles over a course of approximately two-weeks. Once moored at the Rotan gas field, the PFLNG Dua will commence its installation, hook-up and commissioning with the ready-for-start-up (RFSU) date earmarked for mid-2020 and provisional acceptance (PA) of the PFLNG Dua by end-2020.
On 10 May 2016, Petronas announced that it has launched the hull of its second floating LNG facility at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje Island at the end of April.
On 29 Feb. 2016, Petronas confirmed that it has delayed the startup of its second FLNG (PFLNG2) facility amid it is cutting costs in a depressed oil price environment. However, the company has not revealed a new timeframe for the startup of the project which was previously expected to start production in 2018.
On 9 Nov. 2015, Petronas reported that the PFLNG2 takes shape as a construction milestone is achieved with its official keel laying at the SHI shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea.

Source(s) GLNGI Staff, Petronas