Friday, December 14, 2012

Pairin visits Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal project

Posted by Smookiekins On 12/14/2012 01:31:00 PM

Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Infrastructure Development Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan yesterday visited the site of the Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT) project, one of Petronas’ key initiatives in Sabah.

Pairin, accompanied by his ministry’s senior officials, was welcomed by Petronas Sabah and Labuan chairman Joseph Podtung; head of Petroleum Resource Development, Petroleum Management Unit, Petronas, Muhammad Zamri Jusoh; and SOGT project director Noor Ilias Md Idris.

He was briefed on the current progress of the project, which covers a land area of about 260 acres at Kimanis Bay, 65km southwest of Kota Kinabalu. This was followed by an observation of the project from the viewing tower located near the entrance to the main site office.

In his remark, Pairin underlined the importance of the SOGT project to Sabah, saying it would bring about a lot of positive changes to the state and the people.

“The SOGT project is most welcome. That’s why we go all out to assist in the implementation of the project. Our visit today indicates that we are serious in looking into how the SOGT is progressing,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.

The SOGT – an onshore oil and gas receiving, storage, processing and export terminal – will receive oil and gas via subsea pipelines from three offshore upstream projects namely Gumusut-Kakap, Kebabangan Cluster and Kinabalu NAG.

The gas output from the SOGT will also be channeled to the nearby power plants to generate more electricity for Sabah.

SOGT’s development, consisting of common utilities and facilities to receive gas, is expected to be ready by the second quarter of 2013.

Once fully completed, the SOGT will have a capacity of 260 kbpd of oil and 1,250 mmscfd of natural gas.

Meanwhile, Joseph, who is also head of Petronas Carigali’s Sabah operations, said the SOGT project was progressing well at 90.2 per cent completion. The administration complex is 53 per cent completed and target to be ready by the first quarter of 2013.

“The SOGT is an important project as it will enable the development of offshore fields,” he said, adding that the project also provided opportunities to Sabah-based contractors as well as employment to Sabahans.

He also expressed gratitude to the state government and its agencies for giving the project a full support.

Other projects currently being developed by Petronas in Sabah include the Kimanis Power Plant, the Lahad Datu Re-gasification Terminal and the Sabah Ammonia Urea Plant in Sipitang.


Source: Borneo Post



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23 comments:

  1. SOGT akan memberikan banyak faedah kepada rakyat yang akan meningkat- kan lagi taraf hidup mereka melalui program tanggungjawab sosial korporat syarikat PETRONAS.

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  2. Rakyat tempatan Sabah jangan terlepas dengan peluang pekerjaan dalam projek ini bila sudah siap nanti.

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  3. Manfaatkan sebaiknya peluang2 yang diberi dalam setiap projek yang diwujudkan oleh kerajaan di Sabah.

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  4. semoga projek ni siap tepat pada masanya.

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  5. Memang bagus kerapkan melawat tapak projek untuk hasil yang memuaskan

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  6. Semoga oil dan gas terminal tu memberi manfaat kepada rakyta Sabah

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  7. projek ini akan memberi byk manfaat kepada penduduk Sabah.

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  8. According to estimates, up to January 2008, gas reserves are estimated at 12.7 Sabah trillion cubic feet or about 14% of the country's natural gas reserves.

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    1. Oil Sabah coast is contributing to gas and gas revenue, contributing RM68.3 billion (13.1% of GDP) and is expected to increased to RM81.9 billion in 2015.

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    2. Datuk Musa said that the state should receive a larger share in the oil and gas. For a start, Sabah as Petrosab Logistics and Yayasan Sabah Group should play a more active role for the oil and gas contracts,with key players like Petronas.

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    3. When the work on this project started, the involvement of Sabah in the oil and gas will be considered from the launch of the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) in Kimanis by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in February 2007.

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    4. Initially the site is act as complex as oil and gas activities for Petronas. With the ability to store up to 2.5 million barrels of crude oil, is designed to handle complex of 300,000 barrels per day and one billion cubic feet of gas per day.

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    5. Crude oil received by SOGT will channeled directly to the tanks which are anchored to 10km from port.

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    6. However, the project was reoriented for the construction of gas pipeline involving the Sabah-Sarawak (SSGP) from Petronas LNG Kimanis Complex in Bintulu via a 500km pipeline as far inland (90km in Sabah and 410km in Sarawak).

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    7. Designed to transmit natural gas Sabah to Bintulu for processing into liquefied natural gas for export, the pipeline dianggarkanmenelan cost RM3 billion.

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    8. Datuk Musa see long-term perspective. He saw the development that has been launched in the oil and gas industry as a means of enhancing oil royalty for Sabah, create more jobs and thus further downstream priming, according to Datuk Musa, there are additional attractions have a school oil-related training in SOGT, and this will open a new horizon to the people of Sabah, especially Bumiputera group to engage in oil and gas and related areas.

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    9. With the termination the relationship with the Bintulu gas pipeline, Kimanis also will see rapid development.

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    10. As a center for oil and gas industry, Datuk Musa saw it as a suitability for development into a town "common facilities" with helicopters and military aircraft hangars, health clinics, supply base and warehouses, workshops and service centers and offices in addition to providing training to school latest equipment. He also wants Sipitang this benefit.

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    11. In fact, he saw Kimanis and Sipitang as oil related town, such as Miri and Bintuluin Sarawak and Kerteh in Terengganu.

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    12. When gas from landing on the shores of Sabah Gas and Oil Terminal in Kimanis Sabah, is expected to occur in 2013, gas will be available in the domestic market, including for the 300-megawatt power plant proposed in Kimanis and also the Bintulu LNG plant through TalianpaipGas Sabah-Sarawak.

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    13. As a key component of the state economy, in 2009 the oil and gas amounted to 8.2 percent Gross National Product, while crude oil amounted to 37.4 per cent of Sabah's total exports with an estimated value of RM13.9 billion.

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    14. With holdings in offshore Sabah by 14%from natural gas storage Malaysia, part of the long-term vision is to create a petro-chemical industries such as refineries downstream, methanol plant and complex process petrochemicals.

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  9. We sabahan currently work at Bintulu LNG plant hope that we can bring back our experience to operate and teach the young sabahan peoples in an oil and gas field. :)

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