Gumusut-Kakap deepwater field achieves 1st oil production

January 5, 2023

Dateline 2022-10-03, The Malaysian Reserve:

THE Gumusut-Kakap (GK) Phase 3 deepwater development project on the east coast of Sabah achieved its first oil production on July 31, 2022, as two new oil producer wells and two water injector wells were drilled.

Petronas said once the project is fully completed in the first quarter of 2023 (1Q23), the four wells will add around 25,000 barrels per day to GK’s existing production capacity.

Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd is the operator of the GK project, in partnership with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, ConocoPhilips Sabah Ltd, PTT Exploration and Production Public Co Ltd, and PT Pertamina Malaysia Eksplorasi Produksi.

Woman engineer excels in oil and gas industry

April 15, 2022

Dateline 2022-03-07, The Borneo Post:

Having women in a male-dominated industry is an advantage to any organisations.

Senior Operations Support Engineer for Sabah Deepwater Operations (Gumusut Kakap and Malikai fields) of Shell Malaysia, Joyee Cheah said the nature of being a woman helps her contribute back to the largest natural gas producer in the country.

“I am leaning towards benefits of being a woman who tends to be a detailed person, a good listener, giving importance to your thoughts, able to provide a diverse perspective and contributions back to the team,” she said.

Malaysia’s Petronas says maintenance underway at Kimanis oilfields

October 10, 2021

Dateline 2021-09-30, Financial Post/ Reuters:

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said on Thursday that unplanned maintenance is underway at the Gumusut-Kakap oilfield operated by Royal Dutch Shell off the coast of Sabah.

“The operator is working to resolve the matter in ensuring the Kimanis crude oil achieves its peak production,” Petronas said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Malaysia’s Kimanis crude exports to halve in April due to maintenance

April 10, 2020

Dateline 2020-02-19, Reuters:

New repair works scheduled by Royal Dutch Shell in its oilfields in Malaysia are likely to halve exports of Kimanis crude cargoes in April and squeeze supplies in Asia, two sources said on Wednesday.

Kimanis is Malaysia’s largest export grade and it is produced from the deepwater fields of Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai offshore Sabah, which are operated by Shell.

Maintenance at Malikai were planned for April, but the operator recently scheduled repair works at Gumusut-Kakap during the same period, one of the sources said.

Shell loses $254m court case

March 18, 2017

Dateline 2017-02-16, EnergyVoice:

Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration awarded MISC $254.4million in its ruling.

MISC had filed an arbitration proceeding against Sabah Shell in September last year. The firm sought resolution of contractual disputes covering claims for outstanding additional lease rates, payment for completed variation works and other associated costs.

“This adjudication decision is expected to have a positive impact on the earnings per share, gearing and net assets per share of MISC for the financial year ending 31 December 2017 onwards,” MISC said.

The $254million will be paid as increased day rates under the pair’s lease agreement for the construction and leasing of the Gumusut-Kakap semi-floating production system used for the production of crude oil.


Malaysian oil and gas hub materializes as Malikai nears production

October 23, 2016

Dateline 2016-09-12, Offshore:

Shell recently celebrated several major milestones for Malikai as it moves closer to entering production, when it will become the company’s second operated deepwater project in Malaysia after Gumusut-Kakap.

In June, the Technip-Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) joint venture (TMJV), contracted by Shell in February 2013, concluded onshore fabrication and commissioning operations. The 27,500-metric ton TLP then began its 1,400-km (870-mi) excursion from the MMHE West fabrication yard at Pasir Gudang in Peninsular Malaysia to the Malikai field, which lies in the South China Sea some 100 km (62 mi) off Sabah.

The TLP was transported by the Dockwise heavy-lift vessel White Marlin, according to fellow contractor InterMoor, which was responsible for the marine aspects of its float-off and tow.

These milestones behind it, a spokesperson for Shell based in Kuala Lumpur recently told Offshorethat it anticipates first oil in 2017.

Shell starts oil production from Gumusut-Kakap deep-water platform in Malaysia

December 16, 2014

Ye, GuKa.

Deadline 2014-10-08, Oil & Gas News:

Shell has started oil production from the Gumusut-Kakap floating platform off the coast of Malaysia, the latest in a series of Shell deep-water projects.

The Gumusut-Kakap field is located in waters up to 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) deep. The platform is expected to reach an annual peak oil production of around 135,000 barrels a day, once fully ramped up. With oil production now under way, work on the gas injection facilities is continuing with an expected start-up during 2015.

“We are delighted to have reached this milestone with our partners,” said Andrew Brown, Shell Upstream International Director, “Gumusut-Kakap is our first deep-water development in Malaysia, and uses the best of Shell’s global technology and capabilities in deep water. The field is one of a series of substantial deep-water start-ups this year, driving returns and growth for shareholders.”


From Business Times – SapuraCrest bags RM3b Contract

March 20, 2009

Dateline 2009-03-18 (story link here):

SapuraCrest Petroleum Bhd has won a contract worth US$825 million (RM3 billion) for installation works at the Gumusut-Kakap field, about 200km offshore Sabah.

The field is located in 1,200m water depth.

The contract from Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd will be executed over three years, beginning this year, SapuraCrest told Bursa Malaysia yesterday.

You can subscribe to an online version of the paper at the Bluehyppo site, follow links to e-browse.

On the same topic from the Oil & Gas Journal (dateline 2009-02-05):

Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd. Sdn. Bhd. awarded JP Kenny Wood Group a contract for subsea integration and follow-up engineering work for the Gumusut-Kakap deepwater development in 1,300 m of water, 120 km off Sabah, Malaysia, on Blocks J and K

And I thought that G-K would languish until the recession is over.