Fully integrated oil and gas company Petronas’ subsidiary Petronas Carigali (PCSB) took over the operatorship of the E11 gas hub in Sarawak, Malaysia.

The operatorship was effective from 1 January.

The E11 gas hub is located 130km offshore the town of Bintulu, Sarawak.

It has been in operation since 1982 under the Malaysia liquefied natural gas (MLNG) production sharing contract.

For the past 38 years, the hub was operated by Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB).

Petronas Malaysia Assets vice-president Bacho Pilong said: “On behalf of Petronas, I would like to thank SSB for operating the E11 gas hub in an efficient and responsible manner for more than three decades.

“I am pleased to note that SSB and Petronas had implemented all the necessary activities since July 2019 to ensure a smooth handover of the E11 hub.”

“Today marks a significant milestone for PCSB as the operator of the E11 hub which is pivotal in ensuring reliable, stable and cleaner energy supply to the market while continuing to develop Sarawak as a regional gas hub.”

In September 2018, Petronas Carigali awarded a contract to French integrated geoscience company CGG to establish a Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) for five years.