The Gumusut-Kakap project (Shell interest 33%), located around 120 km off the coast of Sabah and set in water more than 1,200 metres deep, began producing in late 2012. The start of production was made possible by the innovative approach of connecting the project’s wells to the nearby Kikeh production facility. To avoid flaring and to help us recover more of the resources, the gas produced with the oil is being injected back into the reservoir to maintain pressure.
Gumusut-Kakap is a major project for Malaysia. It is seen as a catalyst in bringing significant foreign investment and transfer of technology to the country, while helping to build Malaysia’s self-sufficiency. Shell is playing a key role in developing a deep-water service industry in Malaysia through our technology and expertise, in support of the government’s economic transformation programme.