Shell has announced that it has started oil production from the Malikai Tension-Leg Platform (TLP), located 100-kilometres off the coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah.
The deep-water platform is located in waters up to 500-metres deep. Malikai is expected to have a peak production of 60,000 bpd.
“Malikai marks an important milestone for Shell, its partners, Sabah and Malaysia. The project has demonstrated our capability in delivering competitive deep-water projects utilising our global expertise.” said Andy Brown, Upstream director, Royal Dutch Shell.
Designed and built in Malaysia, the Malikai TLP project has allowed Shell to share deep-water expertise with Malaysian energy companies, playing an active role in helping the government develop the nation’s deep-water resources and deep-water service industry.
The Malikai project is a joint venture between Shell (35 per cent, operator), ConocoPhillips Sabah (35 per cent) and Petronas Carigali (30 per cent).