Shell and Petronas plan to develop deepwater gas project in Malaysia

WCN Editorial Team 6 Sep 2022 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Shell along with Malaysian state oil firm Petronas announced plans to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas fields off the coast of Bintulu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

The Rosmari-Marjoram fields are situated 220km (136.7 miles) off the coast of Bintulu.

The project is expected to produce 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.

Shell expects gas production to commence in 2026.

The development of the field is considered crucial for a sustained gas supply to the Petronas liquefied natural gas complex in Bintulu.

The final investment decision has been made by Sarawak Shell Berhad, a Shell subsidiary with an 80% operating stake in the project, and Petronas' upstream unit Carigali, which holds 20% stake.

The offshore platform will be powered by solar renewable energy.

This wellhead platform will tap power from 240 solar panels, while the onshore plant will be linked to the Sarawak grid system which is supplied primarily from hydroelectric plants.

Diesel generators and batteries will be used as a backup.

Shell upstream director Zoe Yujnovich said: “Rosmari-Marjoram will help to deliver a secure and reliable supply of energy, responsibly and efficiently. This demonstrates our Powering Progress strategy - powering lives, generating value, and reducing emissions by using renewable energy to power Rosmari-Marjoram.”

Shell country chair and senior vice president for upstream Malaysia Ivan Tan said, “The support and partnership from Petronas and the Government of Sarawak are critical to achieving this milestone with Rosmari-Marjoram. Shell has a long and proud history in Sarawak, and we look forward to contribute further to Sarawak and Malaysia’s economic growth through investments in competitive and resilient projects.”


Image: The project is expected to produce 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. Credit: David Mark from Pixabay.

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