JGC Corporation and Petronas collaborate

The Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) has hand-picked engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company JGC Corporation, a subsidiary of compatriot JGC Group, to commission a study involving technical reviews and formulating methods to control and reduce methane and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at offshore production facilities operated by Malaysia’s state-owned energy giant, Petronas.

As a technical services provider specializing in natural gas processing and LNG production facilities, the JGC Group has worked on developing methods and technologies for detecting and quantifying methane emissions, as well as reducing overall GHG emissions, at various facilities in Malaysia. The firm intends to use this experience to build facilities with low GHG emissions throughout the supply chain.

According to the Japanese company, establishing suitable and accurate means for this was challenging because offshore production facilities are generally smaller and more complex than the ones onshore, with the measurement affected by the wind and sea reflection. Having worked on developing JOGMEC carbon intensity (CI) guidelines to calculate CI throughout the energy supply chain and GHG emissions quantification, JGC formulated methods to detect and measure methane in demanding offshore environments.

The firm applied advanced technologies from November 2023 to March 2024 to formulate an optimal methane emissions measurement method at Petronas’ selected natural gas production facilities off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia.

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