125 years, A Timeline
From humble beginnings in 1891, we have helped pioneer the Malaysia’s oil and gas industry for 125 years.
125 Years, A Timeline
Shell commenced operations in Malaysia as “Marcus Samuel & Company” setting up oil storage depots at various Straits Settlements ports.
Shell discovers Malaysia's first oil well on Canada Hill in Miri, Sarawak. “Miri No. 1” was spudded on 10 August, and began producing 83 barrels per day in December. Today, a state monument known as “The Grand Old Lady”.
Shell built Malaysia's first oil refinery in Miri. Shell also laid a submarine pipeline in Miri, an innovation breakthrough for transporting crude to tankers at that time.
First petrol pump installed at Foch Avenue, Kuala Lumpur
The first Shell Traffic Games is held, kicking off over five decades of road safety education among school children.
Orient Explorer, the first mobile drilling rig ever used in Malaysia, arrived in Sarawak and began exploring off Baram Point. This led to the discovery of Sarawak's first offshore field, Baram, in 1963.
The first Single Buoy Mooring is installed offshore Miri.
Shell began operating its refinery in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
Shell’s West Lutong oilfield became Malaysia’s first oil producing offshore field
First oil discovery offshore Sabah at Erb West
PETRONAS incorporated under Petroleum Dev Act
1st 2 PSC’s signed with PETRONAS for offshore Sarawak & Sabah
Malaysia shipped first LNG shipment to Japan, by Malaysia LNG - a partnership among PETRONAS, Shell and Mitsubishi.
Shell launched Helix motor oil in Malaysia
Shell Formula diesel launched in Malaysia
Shell Middle Distillate Synthesis (SMDS) plant commissioned, world’s first commercial gas to liquids plant of its kind. Expertise developed here will eventually be sent to help develop Pearl, the world’s largest GTL plant in Qatar.
Inauguration of Shell shared services in Cyberjaya.
Shell Fuel Economy Formula and Shell V-Power Racing launched in Malaysia. Shell V-Power Racing is Malaysia’s only differentiated fuel product nationwide.
Shell Malaysia Sustainable Development Grant programme launched to accelerate the country’s sustainable development progress
Shell V-Power 97 launched in Malaysia
Shell Malaysia hosted inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Sepang
Shell Business Service Centre (SBSC) upgraded to new green office in Cyberjaya; second largest of six global business service centres supporting more than 90 countries.
Gumusut-Kakap, Shell’s first deepwater project in Malaysia, commenced production.
Shell MDS expanded Solid Wax Plant; products marketed in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Shell Malaysia launched Asia Pacific Wells Learning Hub in Miri, Sarawak. It is the first of its kind in Asia Pacific and Shell’s third globally.
Shell Malaysia Safety Awards launched to promote industry-wide safety leadership culture.
Shell Malaysia & PDRM Launch 'Go-to-Safety-Point' at Shell stations nationwide to provide temporary help for emergency victims.
Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus technology launched in Malaysia, based on GTL technology that was developed in SMDS
Shell Malaysia officiated its new offices in Menara Shell, Kuala Lumpur
Malikai Deepwater Project completed record-breaking superlift milestone
Shell Malaysia launched new offices in Plaza Shell, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Shell debuts #ShellSelamatSampai Road Safety programme for students and community.
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