ExxonMobil Starts Gas Production at Telok B Platform Off Penisular Malaysia
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced recently the startup of natural gas production from the second phase of the Telok gas development project, the Telok B platform located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
The Telok development consists of two satellite platforms – Telok A, which started up in 2013, and Telok B. Both platforms combined are capable of producing more than 450 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas.
The Telok field was developed under a gas production sharing contract between ExxonMobil, as the operator, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali), and PETRONAS to help meet demand for natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia. ExxonMobil and PETRONAS Carigali each hold a 50 percent interest in this project. Telok is one of several upstream investments announced under Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme in 2011, which saw ExxonMobil and PETRONAS Carigali invest more than $2.76 billion (MYR 10 billion) in new oil and gas assets to help ensure reliable and sustainable energy supplies for Malaysia.
“The completion of the Telok B platform highlights the capability of Malaysian contractors to design, fabricate and install oil and gas production facilities in a safe and efficient manner,” said See Kok Yew, president of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. and chairman of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia. “The Telok field development is another successful partnership between ExxonMobil and PETRONAS Carigali that’s helping to ensure reliable gas supply to the nation.”
Building on experience from ExxonMobil’s previous projects in Malaysia, the development concept of “design one, build many” was utilized to efficiently develop the Telok field and shorten construction timelines.
The Telok development required more than 4.8 million total work hours to complete and was executed without a single lost-time injury by local contractors. Drilling operations from Telok B commenced in September 2014 and full well stream natural gas is being produced via a 15.5-mile (25-kilometer) pipeline to the existing Guntong E platform for processing.
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