Shell has started oil production at one of its fields off the coast of Malaysia.
The Gumusut-Kakap floating platform, located in waters up to 1,200 metres deep, is expected to reach an annual peak oil production of around 135,000 barrels a day.
Oil generated from the field will be transported to the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal onshore at Kimanis, Malaysia, via a 200-kilometre long pipeline.
Iain Lo, Shell Malaysia Chairman said: “Deep-water resources are critical to Malaysia’s long-term energy security. The Gumusut-Kakap field is expected to contribute up to 25% of the country’s oil production.”
The project is a joint venture between Shell (33%), which operates the field, ConocoPhillips Sabah (33%), PETRONAS Carigali (20%), Murphy Sabah Oil (14%).