Shell delivers first gas from Timi platform

Wellhead platform in Malaysia that is powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system

Shell subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) announced that gas production has started at its Timi platform in Malaysia under the SK318 production sharing contract (PSC).

Timi features Shell’s first wellhead platform in Malaysia that is powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system. This unmanned platform is also more cost-efficient, as a result of it being around 60% lighter in weight, than a conventional tender-assisted drilling wellhead platform that relies on oil and gas for power, the company said.

Shell delivers first gas from the Timi platform in Malaysia. (Image: Shell)

“Timi demonstrates we are delivering more value with less emissions,” said Zoe Yujnovich, Shell’s Integrated Gas and Upstream Director. “Bringing the project online is also an example of our focus on performance, discipline, and simplification. It shows our ability to innovate and deliver safe, reliable, and sustainable projects that support a balanced energy transition for Malaysia.”

Timi is designed to produce up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day of gas at peak production and will evacuate its gas through a new 80 km pipeline to the F23 production hub. The project supports the future growth in the central Luconia area, off the coast of Sarawak.

Timi is developed as part of the SK318 PSC with SSB as the operator holding 75% equity. The other two partners are PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (15%) and Brunei Energy Exploration (10%). Timi is located around 252 km northwest of Bintulu, Sarawak, and 202 km northwest of Miri, Sarawak. Prior to Timi, Shell Malaysia’s first fully solar-powered wellhead platform, the Gorek field, located 145 km offshore Malaysia, achieved first gas production on May 24, 2020.

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