Onshore/Offshore Facilities

Shell Green Lights Timi Development Off Malaysia

The project’s new wellhead platform will be powered by a renewable energy system.

Shell logo on flag from 2016
Once on-stream, Timi is expected to produced 50,000 BOE/D.
Credit: Jiri Buller.

Shell subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi sweet-gas development project offshore Malaysia. The Timi field is situated about 200 km off the coast of Sarawak. The development will feature SSB’s first wellhead platform in Malaysia that is powered by a solar and wind hybrid renewable power system. The unmanned platform is 60% lighter than a conventional tender-assisted drilling (TAD) wellhead platform, according to SSB.

“Timi demonstrates Shell’s capabilities to innovate and deliver safe, reliable, and sustainable projects, in line with our commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in step with society,” said Wael Sawan, Shell Upstream director. “Shell is pleased to be able to progress this project in a competitive and responsible manner, as part of the vital role upstream plays in delivering Shell’s strategy and in support of economic growth in Malaysia.”

The Timi development calls for the drilling of two wells and is designed to reach up to 50,000 BOE/D peak production. It will transport 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.

Timi was discovered in 2018 and will be developed as part of the SK318 production sharing-contract with SSB as operator holding 75% equity. The other partners are Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (15%) and Brunei Energy Exploration (10%).