Gumusut Kakap Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Location: Blocks J & K, Offshore Sabah
  • Production start: 2012
  • Partners: Shell and ConocoPhillips Sabah Ltd each hold 33% interests in the development, PETRONAS Carigali has 20% and Murphy 14%.
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The field, which is in waters up to 1,200 metres deep in blocks J and K, was be developed using 19 subsea wells with oil exported via a pipeline to a new oil and gas terminal, which will be built in Kimanis, Sabah.
  • The development uses a deepwater Floating Production System (FPS), the Kakap Natuna FPSO with a processing capacity of 150,000 barrels of oil per day.
  • Natural gas that is produced along with the oil will be re-injected into the reservoir to help improve oil recovery


  • SapuraAcergy: Scope under the contract involves engineering, procurement, transportation and installation, offshore Malaysia in water depths of 1,200 metres, covering:
    • An oil export pipeline and catenary riser, including the shore approach
    • Flowlines, jumpers, Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs), Pipeline End Terminations (PLET) and flowline inline structures (SLEDs)
    • Mooring wires, chains and piles for a semi-submersible Floating Production System (FPS) including towing to the offshore location and installation thereof
  • FMC Technologies: 15 subsea trees, five manifolds, subsea drilling systems, control systems, flowline connections and related subsea equipment and life-of-field support
  • MMHE: Platform Topsides
  • Kavin Engineering: Design And Engineering of Glycol Regeneration Package
  • Hallin Marine: Provide ROV survey services and support for the installation of offshore pipelines, risers and facilities
  • FoundOcean: Grouting


  • 2003 - Gumusut oil field discovered
  • 2004 - Murphy Oil discovers Kakap Oil Field
  • 2006 - Agreement signed between the partners to develop the two fields
  • 2008 - Final Investment Decision was taken
  • 2008 - FMC Technologies awarded Supply Subsea Systems contract
  • 2009 - SapuraAcergy awarded engineering, procurement, transportation and installation contract
  • 2012 - First production achieved via an interim crude evacuation system (ICES)
  • 2013 - FPS completed
  • 2014 - Shell starts oil production from Gumusut-Kakap deep-water platform



  1. Project Homepage
  2. FoundOcean Subsea References
  3. Anggerik Laksana Platform References
  4. Serimax Asia Pipeline References
  5. Kavin Engineering Oil And Gas Processing References
  6. Award for $825 million Gumusut-Kakap Offshore Field contract to SapuraAcergy Joint Venture
  7. Shell to co-develop deepwater Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia
  8. FMC Technologies to Supply Subsea Systems for Gumusut-Kakap Project Offshore Malaysia
  9. Murphy Oil Announces Significant Oil And Natural Gas Discovery In Deepwater Malaysia At Kakap
  10. Successful Delivery Of Gumusut-Kakap Semi-FPS
  11. Petronas Anounces Gumusut-Kakap’s First Oil
  12. Hallin Marine SOV Windermere mobilised for Malaysian floating production system
  13. Shell starts oil production from Gumusut-Kakap deep-water platform in Malaysia

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