KUALA LUMPUR - Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Company Sdn Bhd (KPOC) has successfully started gas production from the Kebabangan (KBB) platform.
The production from the KBB field is expected to ramp up to 500 Million Standard Cubic Feet (MMSCF) per day by April 2015, KPOC said in a statement here, today.
The field is located offshore Malaysia and is part of the KBB Cluster Production Sharing Contract operated by KPOC.
KPOC is a joint operating company comprising Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (40 per cent), ConocoPhillips Sabah Gas Ltd (30 per cent) and Shell Energy Asia Limited (30 per cent).
The KBB platform is an integrated production facility designed and built as a hub with gas, condensate and crude oil processing facilities to cater for production from the KBB Cluster fields and future tie-ins from other nearby fields.
The platform, measuring approximately 18,000 metric tonnes in weight and 39 metres in height, is one of the largest offshore structures ever built in Malaysia.
KPOC said it is designed with the capacity to process up to 825 million standard cubic feet of natural gas, 80,000 barrels of crude oil and 22,000 barrels of condensate daily.
Hydrocarbons from the platform will be transported through a pipeline to the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal located onshore Kimanis, Sabah.