Dateline 2016-06-14, Rigzone:
Royal Dutch Shell plc planned to stay at the forefront of the global deepwater oil and gas industry and the Malikai deepwater tension leg platform (TLP) project offshore Sabah, Malaysia would strengthen its position in achieving the goal, Chairman of Shell Malaysia Iain Lo revealed at the sail away ceremony Friday marking the completion of onshore fabrication and commissioning of the Malikai TLP, local media Borneo Post reported Monday.
“The merger with BG Group demonstrates Shell’s commitment to deepwater and in Malaysia, this commitment will translate to continued development and exploration in the deepwater,” he said.
A joint venture comprising France’s Technip S.A. and Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MMHE) completed onshore fabrication and commissioning of the 27,500-ton TLP, the first to be designed and fabricated in Malaysia, at Pasir Gudang, Johor, earlier this month. The TLP will soon be transported 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) to the Malikai oil field, located 62 miles (100 kilometers) offshore Sabah in water depths of 1,640 feet (500 meters), for installation.
When ready for first oil in 2017, the Malikai deepwater project — which has been developing as planned and on budget — will have a peak production of 60,000 barrels per day.