Sarawak Shell BHD celebrates the Mechanical Completion of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Fixed offshore structure works for Timi Field Development project
Oct 01, 2022
Kuching - Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB) today, together with its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and Brunei Energy Exploration, celebrated the mechanical completion of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of fixed offshore structure works for the Timi Field Development Project in a ceremony at the Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Works Corporation (Demak Yard), Kuching, Sarawak, witnessed by YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Premier of Sarawak. The Timi Field Development Project is being developed as part of the SK318 Production Sharing Contract with SSB as the Operator.
The newly completed substructure and topsides will then be loaded up and transported to the Timi field, situated approximately 200 kilometres (km) off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia, for installation. The Timi development features SSB’s first wellhead platform in Malaysia that is powered by a solar and wind hybrid renewable power system. This unmanned platform is approximately 60% lighter than a conventional Tender Assisted Drilling (TAD) wellhead platform.
YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Premier of Sarawak commented, “Sarawak Shell Berhad has pioneered the oil and gas industry in Malaysia, leading the way in oil and gas expertise, providing job opportunities for Sarawakians and in recent times, leading the way in energy transition. This project right here in Kuching, in partnership with a fully owned Sarawakian company, Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Works Corporation (Demak Yard), is further proof of the kind of international level expertise available here in Sarawak”.
“With over 100 years of operations in Malaysia, Shell is proud to be able to take this next step in a project which is the first of its kind here. Timi is powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system, reaffirming Shell’s commitment as a partner in powering progress. This project is vital to us delivering Shell’s strategy and in support of economic growth in Sarawak and Malaysia. I would like to thank PETRONAS, the State of Sarawak and our partners for their support in achieving this important milestone,” shared Ivan Tan, Chairman of Shell Malaysia and Senior Vice President Upstream Malaysia.
The Timi development is designed to reach up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) peak production and will evacuate its gas to the F23 production hub via an 80 km pipeline while supporting the future growth in the central Luconia area, off the coast of Sarawak.
As one of the pioneers in building the country’s energy industry, SSB aims to lead in the country’s energy transition by increasing investment in lower carbon energy solutions, while pursuing competitive and carbon resilient Upstream investments.
Notes to editors
- Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), a subsidiary of Shell plc, announced on 30th August 2021 that it took final investment decision (FID) on the Timi gas development project together with its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (15%) and Brunei Energy Exploration (10%)
- Timi will be developed as part of the SK318 Production Sharing Contract with SSB as the Operator holding 75% equity.
- Timi is a sweet gas field discovered in 2018 under the SK318 PSC.
- Timi is located at approximately 252 km north-west of Bintulu, Sarawak and 202km north-west from Miri, Sarawak
- It will have a new unmanned wellhead platform (WHP) tied back to the existing Shell operated F23 hub platform via a new 80km pipeline.
- Leveraging engineering expertise, early market engagement and driving competitive scoping have resulted in a design that is 60% lighter than conventional designs.
- The Timi development concept supports Shell’s commitment towards providing cleaner energy solutions by adopting a solar and wind hybrid power generation system instead of conventional power generation systems that rely mainly on hydrocarbon combustion.
- On 5th September 2022, Shell announced investment in Rosmari-Marjoram in Sarawak, Malaysia. Rosmari-Marjoram is a natural gas project which will be developed with SSB as the Operator holding 80% equity and partner PCSB with 20% equity.
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