UK supermajor Shell is forging ahead with its Timi sweet gas and oil project offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia, with production start-up looking on track for next year.

A major offshore construction campaign is now under way at the deep-water Timi field on Block SK 318, which also hosts the Rosmari-Marjoram sour gas development that Shell and its partners recently sanctioned.

Informed sources have confirmed Upstream’s story of 21 July that Malaysia’s Sapura Energy and Switzerland-headquartered Allseas were front runners for the transportation and installation (T&I) workscope and pipelay contract, respectively, and that both companies have begun their roles.