Shell starts oil production offshore Malaysia

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 […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

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%).