Petronas FLNG laboratory

Asian Offshore Services (AOS) has recently completed the design, build and fit-out of a large offshore laboratory building that will soon be installed on the new-build Petronas FLNG vessel currently being built in Korea.

In support of the vessel’s operating philosophy, the laboratory was designed to take into consideration a combination of analysis requirements typically performed for offshore oil and gas operations and also onshore oil and gas plant processing.

Typical analytical equipment that will be installed in the laboratory will include gas chromatographs, fluorescence/moisture analysers, centrifuges, oil/water analysers and many more specialist sampling and analysis equipments used to monitor oil and gas processing conditions.

AOS believes this new modular building is one of the largest laboratories ever built for an offshore application, and Petronas is likely to be the first global operator to put into service this new operating philosophy of combining onshore processing with offshore production.

MD Faisal Siebel stated, "Asian Offshore Services are very proud to be part of the dedicated Malaysian team to design and build one of the modules that forms an integral part of this first FLNG vessel to be delivered and operated by Petronas that will support of the ongoing new developments of Malaysian oil and gas operations.

"Building what we believe is the largest offshore laboratory module has shown that our company continues to be a market leader in design-and-build of specialist offshore modules and this one we see as an historical milestone being involved with the first of what will likely be many other FLNG vessels to be built throughout the world.

"Building this project in Malaysia was also important for us to show to regional and global operators that AOS continues to deliver high quality, high specification living quarters, E-houses and general purpose modules to the oil and gas industry.

"AOS are also attending the forthcoming OTC Houston exhibition 5-8 May and directors/senior managers will be there to discuss recent and ongoing projects our company is involved with and to answer questions regarding our company’s capability to support future global oil and gas projects."