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Shell, Malaysia NOC undertake renewable-powered Rosmari-Marjoram gas project

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Shell said Monday that its subsidiary, Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB), made an investment decision to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project.

As operator for the project, Shell’s 80% stake is joined with a 20% stake held by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, the main exploration arm of Malaysia’s national oil company.

Rosmari-Marjoram fields are situated 220 kilometres (km) off the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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Shell said the Rosmari-Marjoram development is one of the strategic projects to ensure a sustained gas supply to the PETRONAS LNG Complex. The project comprises a remotely operated offshore platform and onshore gas plant, with infrastructure that includes one of the longest sour wet gas offshore pipelines in the world stretching more than 200 km.

The offshore platform will be powered by solar power. The onshore gas plant is connected to the Sarawak grid system, which is supplied mainly by hydroelectric plants.

The 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.

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“Rosmari-Marjoram will help to deliver a secure and reliable supply of energy, responsibly and efficiently,” Shell’s Upstream Director Zoe Yujnovich said. “This demonstrates our Powering Progress strategy – powering lives, generating value, and reducing emissions by using renewable energy to power Rosmari-Marjoram.”

Ivan Tan, Shell’s Country Chair and Senior Vice President Upstream Malaysia said, “The support and partnership from PETRONAS and the Government of Sarawak are critical to achieving this milestone with Rosmari-Marjoram. Shell has a long and proud history in Sarawak, and we look forward to contribute further to Sarawak and Malaysia’s economic growth through investments in competitive and resilient projects.”

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