August 2, 2013
Dateline 2013-07-05, Daily Express:
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc (EMEPMI), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, together with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd have successfully completed the construction and loadout of its platform jacket for the first large-scale Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project in the region.
The eight-legged jacket – a tall, steel structure that rises up from the ocean to support a surface deck – is now en route to be installed at the Tapis field, located about 200km offshore Terengganu.
“The 5,500-tonne jacket is the substructure for the main central processing facility of the EOR project. Built in Lumut, it’s the heaviest jacket that we have installed in Malaysia,” Project Executive Douglas C. Smith told Bernama in an exclusive interview.
May 25, 2010
From this article, it seems that our Malaysian brand of Tapis crude was worth a lot lately:
The highest average price was observed on the Malaysian oil Tapis last week. Its average sport price hit $84.01 per barrel, which is less by $4.45 compared to the previous week. This type is used as a reference for the oil-producing zone of the Far East. Tapis’s density is 45.5-degrees API with a 0.1-percent sulfur content.
July 2, 2009
Petroliam National Bhd (PETRONAS) raised a price-adjustment factor in it Tapis crude oil to 60 cents a barrel in June … last month, the price component was 40 cents a barrel.
PETRONAS Tapis Price
Interesting to note that peninsular malaysia crude is stil called Tapis crude, though Tapis is no longer a major contributor to crude output. Maybe we should call it rojak crude.
October 31, 2008
Here’s a link to an article on the properties of Tapis Crude, which comes from offshore Terengganu (ignore the crude oil price, it’s outdated).
Congratulation, PCSB, EMEPMI, and all you other fellows that produce through Tapis Pump.
I always think we should sell Tapis crude as a brand, rather than a commodity. It’s got a lot of things going for it:
- Good history.
- A mixture of many oil companies’ production, lots of vested interest.
- Has its own pump station in the middle of the South China Sea.
Can you imagine a PETRONAS ad saying ‘Buy TAPIS’ instead of ‘Buy Syntium’? Exxon has the same interest as well..’ExxonMobil, a proud contributor to the TAPIS lifestyle’. ‘What have we got that Shell doesn’t? TAPIS!’
You can tell my day job isn’t as an ad copywriter.