Situated approximately 200km off the coast of Sarawak, the Timi project involves the drilling of two wells and the development of an unmanned wellhead platform.
Powered by a hybrid solar and wind power system, the unmanned platform will be tied back via a new 80km pipeline to the existing Shell-operated F23 hub platform.
According to Shell, the unmanned platform would be about 60% lighter compared with a conventional tender-assisted drilling wellhead platform.
In a statement, Shall said: “The Timi development concept supports Shell’s commitment towards providing cleaner energy solutions by adopting a solar and wind hybrid power generation system instead of conventional power generation systems that rely mainly on hydrocarbon combustion.”
The Timi field is expected to have a peak production capacity of up to 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
Shell upstream director Wael Sawan said: “Timi, which is powered by a solar and wind hybrid power system, demonstrates Shell’s capabilities to innovate and deliver safe, reliable, and sustainable projects, in line with our commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in step with society.”
Shell operates the Timi field in the SK318 production-sharing contract with a 75% stake. Other project partners include Petronas (15%) and Brunei Energy Exploration (10%).
Earlier this month, Shell and its partners in the Libra consortium have taken a final investment decision on the Mero-4 floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel for deployment at the Mero field, offshore Brazil.
The Mero-4 FPSO will have a production capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil per day.