Oil production starts from Kikeh field off Malaysia

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 22 -- Murphy Oil Corp. has started oil production from Kikeh field, 5 years after making the discovery in 4,400 ft of water 110 km off Sabah, Malaysia.

Predrilled wells in the field will continue to be placed on stream during the remainder of 2007, Murphy Pres. and Chief Executive Officer Claiborne P. Deming said.

Meanwhile, Kikeh field development is continuing with additional wells expected to come on stream throughout 2008. Plateau production from the field is expected to reach 120,000 b/d of oil. Deming said.

Kikeh is being developed as a stand-alone facility with oil being produced from both subsea and dry tree wells on board a spar facility—the first application of its kind outside the Gulf of Mexico (OGJ Online, Jan. 30, 2007). The development also uses a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.

Murphy also expects first sales of its associated natural gas via a dedicated pipeline to Labuan in the first part of 2008, Deming said.

Murphy is operator and holds 80% interest in Kikeh field. Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd. holds the remaining 20%.

Related Articles

Lawsuits point to climate change litigation threat

10/22/2009 A climate change litigation threat appears to be looming for the oil and gas industry in the wake of a US Supreme Court decision allowing the regul...

Murphy Oil acquires ethanol plant


A subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp. has purchased a corn-based ethanol plant in Hankinson, ND, for $92 million.

NPC to study future transport fuels, N. American oil and gas

09/18/2009 US Energy Secretary Steven Chu would like the National Petroleum Council to conduct studies on future transportation fuels and on prudent developme...

PTT unveils 5-year, $6 billion investment plan

12/29/2008 Thailand's PTT PCL has approved a 5-year investment budget of $6.6 billion, with more than half of the funding earmarked for the natural gas industry.

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected