LNG

Fast-Tracking an FLNG Relocation in Malaysia

The paper details the fast-tracking of a 450-km floating liquefied natural gas unit relocation from Sarawak to Sabah offshore Malaysia. The time from selecting the new field to unloading LNG at the new location was 13 months.

FPSO, Floating Production Storage & Offloading
Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, Angola. Offshore unit is production facility that houses both processing equipment and storage for produced hydrocarbons.
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Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) allows LNG to be processed hundreds of kilometers away from land to unlock gas reserves in remote and stranded fields previously uneconomical to monetize. The complete paper describes the operator’s fast-tracking of a 450-km FLNG unit relocation from Sarawak to Sabah offshore Malaysia. The time from selecting the new field to unloading LNG at the new location was 13 months. The complete paper discusses pre-execution and engineering studies, relocation preparation and execution, and challenges encountered, including timeline, cost minimization, and manning.

Introduction

Since 2016, Petronas has operated its first floating LNG production, storage, and offloading facility offshore Sarawak.

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