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PFLNG Satu relocation highlights FLNG flexibility

The rapid relocation and start-up of PFLNG Satu demonstrates the flexibility and advantages offered by FLNG, but there remain relatively few orders for new projects The rapid relocation and start-up of PFLNG Satu demonstrates the flexibility and advantages offered by FLNG, but there remain relatively few orders for new projects.
By Andrew Walker 30 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34260
Petronas's PFLNG Satu vessel. (Petronas)

The key issue: Petronas has relocated the PFLNG Satu from the Kanowit gas field to the Kebabangan cluster offshore Sabah in Malaysia as production from Kanowit disappointed.

Interfax analysis: The successful relocation of Petronas’s PFLNG Satu vessel demonstrates the flexibility of FLNG technology to develop stranded gas fields in a low-risk manner. Production from the Kanowit field offshore the Malaysian state of Sarawak failed to live up to expectations, with the vessel exporting just 19 cargoes from the site