PETRONAS through its subsidiary, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), announced that it has taken over the operatorship of the E11 gas hub, located 130km offshore Bintulu, Sarawak, effective 1 January 2021.

The E11 hub which has been producing since 1982 under the MLNG Production Sharing Contract had been operated by Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) for the past 38 years.

PETRONAS Vice President of Malaysia Assets, 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”, he added.

An event to commemorate the handover was held at SSB’s Main Office in Lutong, Sarawak, on 31 December 2020, where a memento was presented to SSB by Senior General Manager, Sarawak Gas Division of PCSB, Peter Majid. SSB was represented by its General Manager of Sarawak Asset, Jill Chieng.

Other Petronas’ representatives who were present virtually include Bacho Pilong, Senior General Manager, Production and Operations Management of Malaysia Petroleum Management, Handan Ramli and Senior General Manager of Joint Venture Malaysia, Zulkarnain Ismail.