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November 24, 2021

Gumusut-Kakap Conventional Oil Field, Malaysia

By Carmen

Gumusut-Kakap is a producing conventional oil field located in deepwater in Malaysia and is operated by Shell Malaysia. The field is located in block Block J and Block K, with water depth of 3,037 feet.

Two expansion projects are associated with the Gumusut-Kakap conventional oil field, namely Gumusut-Kakap Phase 3 and Gumusut-Kakap Phase 4. The expansion projects are currently in the construction and feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by ConocoPhillips, Royal Dutch Shell, PT Pertamina (Persero), PTT Public, Petroliam Nasional and othres.

Production from Gumusut-Kakap

The Gumusut-Kakap conventional oil field recovered 55.70% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2016. The peak production was approximately 157.4 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2035. The field currently accounts for approximately 8% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 253.13 Mmboe, comprised of 253.13 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Gumusut-Kakap conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Gumusut-Kakap conventional oil field

The key contractors involved in the Gumusut-Kakap project as follows.

Other Contractors: A.P. Moller – Maersk

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About Shell Malaysia

Shell Malaysia Ltd (Shell Malaysia), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is an oil and lubricants provider. The company is engaged in the exploration and refining of crude oil. Shell Malaysia products include natural gas, petrochemicals, fuels, bitumen; lubricants to passenger cars, trucks, and coaches; shops, fuel card services, fuel stations, and industrial machinery for manufacturing, power generation, mining, and agriculture and construction industries. The company offers services includes upstream international, downstream, projects management, energy consulting services, loyalty programs and technology solutions and caters to retail, industrial and commercial customers. Shell Malaysia is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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