With dwindling production and maturing fields, we have been exploring
ways to develop new resources economically.
This led us to PFLNG — a versatile floating LNG facility comprising several square kilometers of production, processing and offloading facilities fit-to-purpose onto a compact 300-metre long structure.
Limiting the need for extensive pipeliners or heavy infrastructures, the LNG can be extracted and
monetised more efficiently.
It is a mega-structure that will revolutionise the landscape of LNG production.
As one of the cleanest and safest of all energy sources, natural gas continues to be in high demand and remains a vital component of the world’s energy supply.
An estimated 60% of the world’s natural gas is trapped in unviable locations where conventional rigs and pipelines would not make sense. This is where a floating LNG facility plays a significant role.
To solve an unconventional problem, our engineers created an unconventional solution.
Extraction of natural gas from the wellhead to the floater
The extracted natural gas will be processed onboard the floater prior to liquefaction
Liquefies the natural gas to approximately minus 150 degrees Celsius, shrinking the gas volume by 600 times
The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is stored in a dual row membrane type cargo containment system (CCS) before offloading to LNG carriers
The LNG is offloaded to LNG carriers for market delivery
Extremely detailed safety studies were conducted and numerous safety features installed to address all potential risks effectively.
Numerous real-time simulation and motion studies were conducted to understand the waves, winds and sea currents which were incorporated into its design.
Thorough steps were taken to ensure that safety, comfort and accessibility were not compromised due to its compact design.
Materials used to build PFLNG 1 require less maintenance and are designed to be hardy and resistant to marine conditions.
PETRONAS Technical Standards and best-in-class HSE standards were used in the design and operations of this fit-for-purpose vessel.
Construction of the topside module components were done upside down to increase safety and improve accessibility during inspections.
The environmental footprint of a Floating LNG facility is smaller than a regular plant.
With a design life of 20 years, PFLNG 1 can be redeployed to other fields as they deplete.
Reshaping the Rules
We had to unlearn conventional processes and reshaped the rules to construct this technological marvel of unprecedented scale and ambition.
With well-defined roles, our partners brought together their expertise from all shores and the depth of the oceans, and engaged in a highly collaborative environment to ensure the project's success.