Malampaya Natural Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: Philippines
  • Location: 80km off the coast of Palawan Island
  • Production start: 2001
  • Partners: Chevron Malampaya - 45% and Philippine National Oil Company - 10%
  • Type: Gas & Condensate
  • Estimated Reserves: 2.5 to 4.5 TCF (Trillion Cubic Feet)
  • Production Volume:


  • Malampaya Natural Gas Field is the largest hydrocarbon resource in The Philippines
  • At an installation weight of 11,500 tonnes, the Malampaya topsides was the largest integrated deck ever installed in Asia Pacific
  • The integrated offshore processing facility is located in 43 meter water depth with subsea wells located in 850 meters of water
  • The Malampaya project is in its third phase which encompasses the new installation of a depletion compression platform which will be completed by 2015


  • Brown & Root: Platform Fabrication
  • KBR: Engineer, procure, fabricate, install and commission an offshore gas processing facility
  • INTECSEA: pipeline conceptual engineering and final pipeline route selection
  • Phase 3:
    • Fluor Engineering and procurement for the new depletion compression platform as well as modifications required on the shallow water platform
    • Keppel: Depletion Compression Platform (DCP)


  • 1980 - The Camago structure was discovered in the area of petroleum service contract 38 (SC 38) by Occidental Petroleum
  • 1990 - Shell acquired 50% of the concession
  • 1995 - After comprehensive studies, it was concluded that the gas field presented an opportunity for commercial gas development
  • 1998 - Joint Declaration of Commerciality was signed by SPEX, OXY and the DOE
  • 1999 - Texaco acquired 45 percent of Shell’s wholly-owned interest in the project
  • 2000 - Shell closed a 10% farm-in agreement with the Philippines National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC)
  • 2000 - The pipe-lay vessel known as the Solitaire, laid the Malampaya pipeline’s final section on the seabed
  • 2001 - The field started commercial production
  • 2011 - Shell & Fluor launch phase 3 of the project
  • 2012 - Fluor awarded EPC Contract for phase 3



  1. Project Website
  2. Malampaya: A Decade of Powering a Nation
  3. Malampaya Condensate
  4. Fiberbond Offshore Platform References
  5. Fluor and Shell Hold Project Kickoff Ceremony for Malampaya Project in the Philippines
  6. Shell Malampaya Pipeline Project, Intecsea
  7. Malampaya Topsides Installed in the South China Sea; Largest Integrated Deck In Asia Pacific
  9. Fluor Captures EPC Contract for Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project in the Philippines
  10. Keppel’s overseas yards secure contracts worth S$160 million
  11. Keppel Subic Shipyard starts construction works for offshore platform

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