KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has plans to raise sour gas output and expand capacity at its Bintulu liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Sarawak, according to Singapore’s The Business Times yesterday.
Business Times, quoting a Petronas executive as saying Petronas had developed gas fields with 35 per cent to 45 per cent carbon dioxide content and was looking to go beyond the 50 percent mark.
According to the report, Wood Group is said to have secured an engineering-studies contract involving the development concept for new Bintulu Integrated Gas Project.
“The Bintulu Integrated Gas Project Big P is understood to involve the construction of new onshore receiving facilities (ORF) in Sarawak as well as new onshore and offshore pipelines.
“The treated gas from the Sarawak ORF will be transported together with existing feed gas supplies to the Malaysia LNG Complex in Bintulu, comprising three trains each under MLNG Satu and Dua, two trains under MLNG Tiga and a ninth train now expected to come onstream in early 2016,” Business Times reported.
It was said that the nine-train complex would have total capacity of 29.3 million tonnes of gas a year.
Business Times reported that Bintulu Integrated Gas Project was touted as the largest LNG facility of its kind operating out of a single site.
“To Petronas, the Bintulu Intergrated Gas Project represents a necessary step towards unlocking LNG export potential from these sour gas fields, which include the announced Kasawari and the K5 field developments.”