EXPLAINING......Head of PETRONAS Carigali’s Sabah Operations Joseph Podtung (right) explaining the SOGT project’s progress to Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan.
PAIRIN, who visited the site of the SOGT was briefed on the current progress of the project. The Terminal covers a land area of approximately 260 acres at Kimanis Bay, which is situated some 65 kilometres southwest of Kota Kinabalu.
“The SOGT project is most welcome. That is why we go all out to assist in the implementation of the project. Our visit here today is to see for ourselves how the SOGT is progressing,” Pairin said.
The Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal
The SOGT is one of PETRONAS’ key initiatives in Sabah. It receives oil and gas via subsea pipelines from three offshore upstream projects including Gumusut-Kakap, Kebabangan Cluster, and Kinabalu NAG and provides storage aswell as serve as a processing and export terminal.
Furthermore, gas output from the Terminal will be channelled to the nearby gas-fired power plant to generate electricity for the state.
The SOGT complex is expected to be ready by the second quarter of 2013.
Once fully completed, the Terminal will have a capacity of 260 kpbd (kilo barrels per day) of oil and 1,250 mmscfd (million standard cubic feet per day) of natural gas.
According to the Head of PETRONAS Carigali’s Sabah Operations, Joseph Podtung, the SOGT project is progressing well and is 90 percent completed. The administration complex is 53 percent completed and is targeted to be ready by the first quarter of 2013.
Podtung explained that the project will not only enable the development of offshore fields, but also provide opportunities for Sabah-based contractors to take part in the project and provide employment in Sabah.
He said 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. (Insight Sabah)