Offshore Field Development Projects
Malikai Malikai
Operator:Shell
Water Depth:565 m / 1,865 ft
Region:Asia - SouthEast
Country:Malaysia
Last Updated:Sep 3, 2014    (view update history)
Project Description
Situated on Block G offshore Sabah, Malaysia in a water depth of 1,854 feet (565 meters) is the Malikai oil field. Shell serves as the operator and holds a 35% interest; ConocoPhillips holds 35%; and Petronas holds the remaining 30%.

On August 4, 2004, the Atwood Falcon discovered the Malikai-1 oil well. Following the initial discovery, an appraisal well was drilled in 2005, confirming Malikai's commercial viability.

Field development plans commenced in March 2009, when Shell issued an invitation for companies to bid for engineering and design of the Malikai deepwater project. The field will most likely be exploited via a tension-leg platform.

If the field is developed by a TLP, the vessel will be located about 68 miles (110 kilometers) offshore of Sabah, in ...
Situated on Block G offshore Sabah, Malaysia in a water depth of 1,854 feet (565 meters) is the Malikai oil field. Shell serves as the operator and holds a 35% interest; ConocoPhillips holds 35%; and Petronas holds the remaining 30%.

On August 4, 2004, the Atwood Falcon discovered the Malikai-1 oil well. Following the initial discovery, an appraisal well was drilled in 2005, confirming Malikai's commercial viability.

Field development plans commenced in March 2009, when Shell issued an invitation for companies to bid for engineering and design of the Malikai deepwater project. The field will most likely be exploited via a tension-leg platform.

If the field is developed by a TLP, the vessel will be located about 68 miles (110 kilometers) offshore of Sabah, in a water depth of 1,640 feet (500 meters). Untreated crude will be sent to the KBB platform, located 31 miles (50 kilometers) from the field, for processing and then exported to shore. Malikai will also have gas lift and water injection facilities for raw seawater injection for pressure maintenance of the reservoir.

Malikai is expected to come online in 2012 and reach production rates of 150,000 bopd.
Activities
Status Updates
IKM to Showcase MRR Technology in Malaysia at Shell's Malikai Project
Type: Contract Award

Sep. 2014 - Shell plans to use IKM Group's Mud Recovery without Riser (MRR) technology at its Malikai development in Block G offshore Sabah, Malaysia. Eight top hole sections will be batch drilled using the Norshore Atlantic multi-purpose drilling vessel in 1,558 feet of water. Engineered drilling fluid can be used because IKM's system collects drilling fluid at the wellhead and pumps it back to the vessel instead of being discharged to the seabed. The end result should be a more cost-efficient drilling program with reduced risk and minimal impact to the environment. This will be the first use of MRR technology outside of the North Sea.

Norshore Wins Top Hole Drilling Contract for Shell's Malikai Development
Type: Contract Award

May. 2014 - Norshore, owner of the new Norshore Atlantic multipurpose drilling vessel, was awarded a contract by Shell's Malaysian subsidiary to provide top hole drilling services at the Malikai field in Block G offshore Malaysia. The vessel was primarily designed for riser-less operations, making it well suited to drill top hole sections for developments such as Malikai. The contract will commence in April 2014 and should keep the vessel working through the end of the year. Shell and its partners discovered the field in 2004 and made the decision to proceed with development in early 2013. The development concept envisions 17 subsea wells tied back to the Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP). The Malikai joint venture includes Shell (35%), ConocoPhillips (35%) and Petronas (30%). Startup of the $775 million project is scheduled for late 2015.

Dril-Quip to Take Part in Malikai Project
Type: Development Activity

Mar. 2013 - Dril-Quip has been contracted to supply subsea wellheads, tensioner systems, risers, production and injection trees and tieback connectors for the Shell-operated Malikai TLP project in Malaysian waters. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2014. Shell and its partners, ConocoPhillip and Petronas, made the decision to proceed with field development in February 2013.

Technip Bags Another Malikai Contract
Type: Contract Award

Feb. 2013 - Shell and its partners, Petronas and ConocoPhillips, awarded a contract to Technip for the supply of subsea pipelines related to the deepwater Malikai project in Block G off Malaysia. Technip will be responsible for the transportation, installation and pre-commissioning of an 8" 31-mile gas pipeline and a 10" 34-mile liquid pipeline including steel catenary riser. Both pipelines will stretch from the Malikai TLP to the Kebabangan platform. Water in the area can be over 1,640 feet deep. This latest Malikai contract follows an EPC contract awarded to Technip after Shell and its partners made the decision in early February to push forward with the development.

Shell and Partners Moving Forward with Malikai
Type: Development Activity

Feb. 2013 - Block G PSC partners Shell Malaysia, Petronas Carigali and ConocoPhillips have taken the Final Investment Decision to develop the Malikai oil field off Sabah, Malaysia. Malikai is situated in waters up to 1,640 feet deep and will be the country's third deepwater development project. The field will be developed via 17 wells drilled from a TLP which will be the first TLP to be fabricated and installed in Malaysia.

Shell Collects Bids for Malikai Field Offshore Malaysia
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2009 - Shell invited bids for engineering and design at the Malikai deep-water project, located on Block G, offshore Sabah, Malaysia. Shell is planning to award the contracts by the fourth quarter of 2009. Norway's Aker, France's Technip, Worley-Parsons of Australia and local firm MMC Oil & Gas are in the running, according to reports.

Shell Makes Deepwater Discovery Offshore Malaysia
Type: New Discovery

Aug. 2004 - Shell Malaysia reports an oil discovery was made in waters offshore Sabah, with their recent Malikai-1 exploration well. The discovery is located in Malaysia's Deepwater Block G, in waters on the northwest of Sabah. Drilling operations on the well commenced on 4th August 2004. Malikai-1 was drilled as a vertical hole in a water depth of 565 meters.

Malikai TLP
Under Construction - 2009 to -

Malikai
Under Development - 2009 to -

Discovery (Appraised) - Jul 2006 to 2009

Appraisal Drilling - May 2006 to Jul 2006

Atwood Falcon drilled Malikai-4 appraisal.

Appraisal Drilling - Apr 2006 to May 2006

Atwood Falcon drilled Malikai-3 appraisal.

Discovery (Drilled) - Sep 2004 to Apr 2006

Oil discovery confirmed at Malikai-1

Exploratory Drilling - Aug 2004 to Sep 2004

Atwood Falcon drilled exploration well Malikai-1

Update History
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UPDATE TYPE DATE DAYS AGO
Field Updated Sep 03, 2014 84
Activity Added Sep 03, 2014 84
Field Updated May 09, 2014 201
Facility Updated May 09, 2014 201
Activity Added May 09, 2014 201
Field Updated Mar 15, 2013 621
Activity Added Mar 15, 2013 621
Field Updated Feb 15, 2013 649
Activity Added Feb 15, 2013 649
Facility Updated Feb 15, 2013 649
Field Updated Feb 08, 2013 656
Facility Updated Feb 08, 2013 656
Activity Added Feb 08, 2013 656
Field Status Updated Jan 17, 2013 678
Field Status Added Jan 17, 2013 678
Facility Added Jan 17, 2013 678
Facility Status Added Jan 17, 2013 678
Facility Updated Jan 17, 2013 678
Field Updated Jan 17, 2013 678
Project Description Updated Mar 02, 2010 1730
Project Description Updated Feb 23, 2010 1737
Project Description Updated Oct 12, 2009 1871
Field Status Updated Aug 25, 2009 1919
Field Status Added Aug 25, 2009 1919
Project Description Added Aug 20, 2009 1924
Activity Added Aug 17, 2009 1927
Field Added Aug 17, 2009 1927
Field Status Added Aug 17, 2009 1927
Field Status Updated Aug 17, 2009 1927
Field Updated Aug 17, 2009 1927
Activity Added Aug 04, 2004 3766

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Project Map
 
 
 
Facility Name Malikai TLP
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Shell
Current Status Under Construction since 2009
Host Type TLP
Water Depth 565 m / 1,865 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Malaysia
 
Location Block G
 
Field Name Malikai
Discovery Date Sep 2004
Block Block G
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Under Development
Production Start
Water Depth 565 m / 1,865 ft