Shell Presses Ahead with Malikai Phase 2

March 14, 2020

Dateline 2020-01-13, OE:

Oil giant Shell has made a decision to invest in the second phase of its Malikai deepwater development offshore Malaysia.

In an announcement on Monday, Shell’s Malaysian subsidiary Sabah Shell Petroleum Company, the operator of the Malikai Tension-Leg Platform (TLP) located offshore Sabah, said the second phase would involve the drilling of two additional oil-producing wells and four water injection wells to enhance Malikai’s expected recoverable oil volumes.

The company said the move was is part of Shell’s continued investment in the country’s deepwater potential, and was expected to contribute to Malikai’s production in the second quarter of 2021. The development deploys the same single-combo riser technology that was used for the first time during Malikai Phase 1. The company did not provide the financial details of the project.


Shell completes Gumusut-Kakap Phase 2

November 21, 2019

Dateline 2019-09-28, Borneo Post Online:

Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd, the operator of the Gumusut-Kakap (GK) semi Floating Production System located offshore Sabah, announced the completion of its GK Phase 2 project, which involved the drilling of four additional subsea wells tied back to its semi Floating Production System (GK-Semi FPS).

At peak production, the four wells will add 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day to the GK-Semi FPS, sustaining its rated production capacity of 165,000 barrels per day.

Located in water depths of 1,200 meters, the GK-Semi FPS was Shell’s first Deepwater development in Malaysia, starting production in 2014.


Shell continues business growth in Sabah – GM

September 2, 2019

Dateline 2019-07-14, Borneo Post:

Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC) will continue to grow its business and invest in exploration in Sabah, says its general manager Prithipal Singh.

Shell operates two deepwater assets in the state, namely Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai, which were commissioned in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

Prithipal said both Gumusut-Kakap and Malikai produced at least one-third of the oil production in Malaysia.

“We see there are opportunities for growth in Sabah.


Hibiscus to buy Shell’s operatorship of four oil fields offshore Sabah

November 25, 2016

And that settles my thoughts as to when Hibiscus was going to spend its money, and who would want to buy the Shell Sabah blocks.

Dateline 2016-10-12, The Star:

Shell has reached an agreement to sell its 50% equity interest in the 2011 North Sabah enhanced oil recovery (EOR) production sharing contract (PSC) to Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd’s indirect unit SEA Hibiscus Sdn Bhd for US$25mil (RM104.8mil).

The amount excludes post completion adjustments and reimbursements to Shell.

Currently, Sabah Shell Petroleum Co (25%) is the operator, partnering with Shell Sabah Selatan (25%) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (50%) in the PSC, which includes the Labuan Crude Oil Terminal, and the fields of St Joseph, South Furious, SF30 and Barton, all located offshore Sabah.

Total oil production (on a 100% PSC basis) averaged 18 kilobarrels (kbbls) per day last year, according to statements from Shell and Hibiscus.