Shell sanctions Timi gas project offshore Malaysia

Aug. 30, 2021
The project will feature Sarawak Shell Berhad’s first renewable energy-powered wellhead platform in Malaysia.

Offshore staff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and its partners Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd and Brunei Energy Exploration have taken a final investment decision on the Timi gas development project offshore Malaysia.

Discovered in 2018 under the SK318 PSC, the Timi field is about 200 km (124 mi) off the coast of Sarawak.

The Timi development will have a new unmanned wellhead platform (WHP) tied back to the existing Shell-operated F23 hub platform via a new 80-km (50-mi) pipeline. It will feature SSB’s first wellhead platform in Malaysia that is powered by a solar and wind hybrid renewable power system.

According to Shell, this unmanned platform is about 60% lighter than a conventional tender assisted drilling wellhead platform. This project also includes drilling two wells.

Peak production is expected to reach 50,000 boe/d.

Timi will be developed as part of the SK318 production-sharing contract with SSB as the operator holding 75% equity. Petronas holds 15% and Brunei Energy Exploration 10%.