Shell, Petronas Carigali to develop Rosmari-Marjoram gas project in Sarawak

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KUCHING, Sept 5: Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), a subsidiary company of Shell plc, together with Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, has taken a final investment decision (FID) to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project.

Eighty per cent of the operations will be handled by SSB while the remaining 20 per cent will be handled by Petronas Carigali.

According to a press statement today, Rosmari and Marjoram are deepwater sour gas fields discovered in 2014, situated 220km off the coast of Bintulu.

The Rosmari-Marjoram development is one of the strategic projects to ensure a sustained gas supply to the Petronas LNG Complex.

It will be primarily powered by renewable energy; the remotely operated offshore platform will utilise power from 240 solar panels while the onshore plant is connected to the Sarawak grid system which is supplied mainly by hydroelectric plants. Diesel and batteries are to be used as backup.

Rosmari-Marjoram project is designed to produce 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d). Gas production is expected to start in 2026.

Shell Upstream director Zoe Yujnovich said Rosmari-Marjoram will help to deliver a secure and reliable supply of energy, responsibly and efficiently.

“This demonstrates our Powering Progress strategy–powering lives, generating value, and reducing emissions by using renewable energy to power Rosmari-Marjoram,” she said.

Meanwhile, Shell Malaysia chairman and Upstream Malaysia senior vice president Ivan Tan said the support and partnership from Petronas and the Sarawak government are critical to achieving this milestone with Rosmari-Marjoram.

“Shell has a long and proud history in Sarawak, and we look forward to contributing further to Sarawak and Malaysia’s economic growth through investments in competitive and resilient projects,” he stated. — DayakDaily