Dateline 2016-12-14, NST:
Shell has started oil production from the Malikai Tension-Leg Platform (TLP), located 100-kilometres off the coast of Sabah.
In a statement Wednesday, the company said Malikai is the first deep-water TLP in Malaysia and the first Shell TLP outside of the Gulf of Mexico.
Located in waters up to 500 metres deep, Malikai is Shell’s second deep-water project in Malaysia, following the successful start-up of the Gumusut-Kakap platform in 2014.
Malikai, which is expected to have a peak production of 60,000 barrels per day, is a joint venture between Shell (35 per cent, as an operator), ConocoPhillips Sabah Ltd (35 per cent) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (30 per cent).
The project features a cost-effective platform design and a unique, industry-first set of risers, or pipes that connect the platform to the wells for oil production, which required fewer drilling materials and lower costs.