Shell is lining up additional key contractors for its deep-water Timi sweet gas and oilfield development offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia, for which it has already taken the final investment decision.

Industry sources put Malaysia’s Sapura Energy in a good position to win the transportation and installation contract for the Timi platform which it is understood will be Shell’s deepest water platform to date offshore Sarawak.

Meanwhile, Switzerland-headquartered Allseas is tipped to install the 80-kilometre pipeline that will link the Timi platform to Shell’s producing F23 field facilities.