Shell sanctions gas project in Malaysia to be powered by solar and wind

Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the Timi gas development project located off Malaysia.

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Timi is a sweet gas field discovered in 2018 under the SK318 PSC.

The field is situated approximately 200 kilometres (km) off the coast of Sarawak, in Malaysia. Shell said on Monday that the project will have a new unmanned wellhead platform (WHP) tied back to the existing Shell-operated F23 hub platform via a new pipeline.

The development features SSB’s first wellhead platform in Malaysia that is powered by a solar and wind hybrid renewable power system.

The concept is in line with 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.

Shell noted that this unmanned platform is approximately 60 per cent lighter than a conventional Tender Assisted Drilling (TAD) wellhead platform.

This project also includes the drilling of two wells. Wael Sawan, Shell Upstream Director, said: “Timi, which is powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system, 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”.

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.

Shell’s partners in the project are Petronas Carigali and Brunei Energy Exploration.

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