ConocoPhillips pushing ahead with Sarawak oil project

October 13, 2022

Dateline 2022-07-12, FMT:

US oil and gas producer ConocoPhillips is augmenting its operations in Malaysia with a new oil development off the coast of Sarawak.

A report on industry news portal, quoting sources, said ConocoPhillips is already preparing to meet providers of leased floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessels at its Salam-Patawali oil discoveries.

The market sources, based in Kuala Lumpur, said the US operator will be seeking an Aframax-size floater.

Conoco says all staff safely evacuated from drillship off Malaysia

June 14, 2021

Dateline 2021-05-04, Reuters:

Oil producer ConocoPhillips (COP.N) said all staff were safely evacuated from a drillship that listed and sank off the coast of Malaysia on Tuesday.

The Naga 7 drillship was being placed at a site off the coast of Sarawak state when one leg of the jack-up rig penetrated the soil, according to owner Velesto Energy Bhd (VELE.KL). No drilling had begun.

A total of 101 employees were transferred to rescue vessels, according to Velesto, which said it had begun an investigation and was evaluating recovery options. Jack-up rigs are generally designed to work in shallow waters.

ConocoPhillips gears up for Malaysian drilling

April 15, 2021

Dateline 2021-03-29, Energy Voice:

ConocoPhillips is set to drill up to three wells off the Malaysian state of Sarawak after hiring a jack-up drilling rig from Malaysia’s Velesto Energy.

Velesto said ConocoPhillips has hired its Naga (dragon) 7 jack-up rig under a contract worth $8 million. Drilling is planned to start before end of June.

ConocoPhillips is considering drilling up to three wells offshore Sarawak this year – the Salam-3 appraisal and the Gagau-1 wildcat on Block WL4-00, and the Mersing-1 exploration well on Block SK 304.

ConocoPhillips wins Malaysia Block offshore Sabah

March 9, 2021

Hey, it’s a shallow water block.

Dateline 2021-02-22, Energy Voice:

Malaysia has awarded shallow-water exploration Block SB405 to U.S. major ConocoPhillips off the coast of Sabah.

The award is expected to help bolster interest in exploration activities offshore Sabah with more block investment opportunities on offer, Malaysian national oil company (NOC) Petronas said Friday.

ConocoPhillips will operate Block SB405 with an 85% interest. Petronas Carigali, the upstream division of the NOC, will hold the remaining 15% stake. ConocoPhillips already holds interests in five production-sharing contracts (PSCs) in Malaysia; Block J, G and Kebabangan offshore Sabah, as well as SK304 and WL-00 offshore Sarawak.

ConocoPhillips boosts Malaysian portfolio with new shallow-water block award

February 27, 2021

Dateline 2021-02-19, Upstream:

US independent giant ConocoPhillips has been awarded a new shallow-water exploration block offshore Sabah, East Malaysia.

Block SB 405 covers 5857 square kilometres in the North East Sabah basin, off the coast of Sandakan.

Water depths at the acreage are up to 100 metres.

“The entry of ConocoPhillips with its world-class proprietary seismic technology into Block SB 405 is expected to enhance the hydrocarbon resource potential off the coast of Sabah,” said senior vice president of Malaysia Petroleum Management, Mohamed Firouz Asnan.

“This is an area that has a proven working petroleum system with previous discoveries such as Kuda Terbang and Nymphe fields.”

Joint efforts result in Malaysia’s first Tension Leg Platform

August 3, 2016

Dateline 2016-06-25, NST:

Malaysia’s first Tension Leg Platform (TLP), which was completed in April, is a result of a collaboration among major oil players — a signal that joint efforts are needed to remain sustainable during the “lower for longer” period. The Malikai deep-water platform was designed and built and will be operated by Malaysians. It was completed on time after 23 million man-hours, including 10 million work-hours, without a loss time injury recorded. The platform was a joint venture between Shell Malaysia as the operator (with a 35 per cent stake), ConocoPhilips Sabah (35 per cent) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (30 per cent). It was designed and engineered by Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) and Technip. It is a major milestone on what was once deemed difficult to achieve and is a national accomplishment.

Oil and gas firm’s gift to rural kids

July 17, 2014

Dateline 2014-05-25, The Star:

Thanks to a RM30,000 sponsorship, students in the interior will have NiE pullouts to make their English lessons interesting.

WHEN it comes to education, schools in rural areas are usually the ones that warrant the most attention.

With this in mind, oil and gas company ConocoPhillips Malaysia has lent a helping hand by sponsoring RM30,000 of The Star’s Newspaper-in-Education (NiE) pullout.

“I think NiE is an exciting programme and it is something that ConocoPhillips is very proud to be a part of,” said ConocoPhillips Malaysia president Mark Wheeler.

Saturday Star 2014-04-12 – Job Opportunities

April 14, 2014

Happy Chem E Car day.

Buy my recommendations, or through my Amazon store. Where are those corporate sponsors? Or throw donations at me. I need RM360 to get The Star ePaper

  • I’m looking for a senior process engineer, 7+ years experience. Also looking for technical safety persons, metering / measurement engineers and other seniors you think will catch my eye.
  • Conocophilips is looking for a reservoir engineer. Send your cv here.

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Support your local bookshop!  Bookalicious at The Summit Subang is a good choice. I think they focus on trilogies, quadrilogies, and other ologies. Tell them I sent you, and enjoy the look of perplexity on their faces. Those of you who have dropped my name, thanks!

Let’s talk about maths:


Visions of Infinity: The Great Mathematical ProblemsIn Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the WorldAn Imaginary Tale: The Story of [the Square Root of Minus One] (Princeton Science Library)

Shell invests RM3.2b in Malaysia

November 14, 2013

Dateline 2013-09-25, Malaysian Reserve:

Shell Malaysia has reiterated its confidence to invest US$1 billion (RM3.22 billion) in fixed investments in the Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) industry, providing employment to over 6,500 people, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.

“I just had a discussion with the Shell leadership including Shell’s group CEO and they have expressed confidence in the country and will continue to invest in the country, he told newsmen after delivering a keynote address at the Shell Malaysia Innovation Summit in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

A key project that Shell is working on is the Gumusut Kakap, a deepwater field which Shell is developing with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, ConocoPhillips and Murphy. When it goes into full production, it is expected to contribute 20% to 25% of Malaysia’s oil production, with design capacity of 150,000 barrels per day.


Shell gives green light to Malaysian oil

February 13, 2013

From UPI, dateline 2013-02-05:

A final investment decision with a consortium of energy companies makes deep-water work in Malaysia a reality, said Shell Malaysia Chairman Iain Lo.

Shell Malaysia announced it made a final investment decision with a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips and state-owned energy company Petronas to development the Malikai oil field in the deep waters of Malaysia.