Shell and Petronas Carigali recently took final investment decision (FID) to develop E6 field, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Discovered in 1970, the E6 field is the last field to be developed under the SK308 Production Sharing Contract. The development concept leverages on existing infrastructure by evacuating gas from E6 to the E8 platform located 16km away and crude oil to D35 located 66km away.
Iain Lo, Chairman Shell Malaysia said, “The development of the E6 field further strengthens Shell’s position in Malaysia. It will enable Shell to sustain gas supply to Malaysia LNG Tiga Plant and produce crude oil concurrently by 2017.”
Shell is the operator with 50% equity and the remaining 50% equity share is held by Petronas Carigali.
Shell Malaysia has interests of between 20 to 85 percent in 19 production sharing contracts offshore Malaysia.