Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Shell begins work on Malaysia deep water field

Shell has started work, drilling production wells on Malaysia’s third deepwater development, the Malikai field, offshore Malaysia.

The Malikai development involves 17 wells drilled from a 23,500 tonne tension leg platform production facility, the first TLP to be fabricated and installed in Malaysia.

Norwegian firm, Norshore’s first drilling and intervention vessel, NorshoreAtlantic  has started a contract with Sabah Shell Petroleum Company on the Malikai field offshore Malaysia. The work involves batch drilling eight top holes in 475m water depth and is expected to run for about 75-130 days.

The Malikai oil field is 100 km offshore Sabah, Malaysia. The field, in up to 500m water depth, is part of the Block G Production Sharing Contract awarded by PETRONAS in 1995. Operated by Sabah Shell Petroleum Company. Shell and ConocoPhillips each holds 35 per cent interest in the development while PETRONAS Carigali has 30 per cent.