Our Upstream operations concentrate on the efficient development and extraction of crude oil and natural gas offshore Sarawak and Sabah.
The pioneers of Malaysia's exploration and production sector, Shell first set up land operations in Sarawak in 1910 and laid the foundations for an industry that would later help to fuel the growth of the nation. In 1960’s, Shell became the pioneer in Malaysia’s offshore oil exploration and production, and offshore gas production in the 1980’s.
More than a century later, and now operating as contractors to PETRONAS, we continue to extract and deliver oil and gas efficiently, profitably and in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways to meet evolving customer needs and the growing demand for energy.
As a responsible long-term partner in Malaysia's development, we work closely with customers, partners and the government to advance more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources. Our latest achievements include the start up of Gumusut-Kakap, Shell’s first deep-water production facilities offshore Sabah in 2014.
Our upstream companies have operating and joint venture interests in production sharing contracts for offshore blocks in Sabah and Sarawak. We also supply gas to customers like the PETRONAS LNG Complex, the Shell gas to liquids plant in Bintulu, the Asean Bintulu Fertiliser Plant and the Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation.
Developing and implementing new technologies and integrating existing technologies help us maximise the recovery of oil and gas. These include deploying advanced seismic, integrated reservoir modelling, expandable tubulars for wells, managed pressure drilling, smart wells and seabed logging.
Our Real Time Operating Centre allows drilling engineers to analyse operational data online, complemented with 3D capabilities and to actively manage the drilling operations from all over the region. We continue to be a front-runner in the implementation of "Smart Fields" which allow fields to be operated remotely and interactively and will result in increased reserves and production from Malaysian fields.
Shell has successfully brought in its expertise in deep-water oil and gas development in pursuit of a Malaysian deepwater centre of excellence. A deep-water semi-floating production system started production offshore Sabah in 2014, and Shell is currently developing its next deep-water project employing the first tension leg platform in Malaysia.
Equally, technology will play a key part in our work to reduce and manage the carbon dioxide emissions related to energy production and use - sustainable development underpins our business.