Petronas is confident of a bright future for marginal field developments in Malaysia, based on the success of a minimum-facility offshore platform design piloted last year.

The 1850-tonne platform, based on the ZeePod design by Zee Engineering, was installed in August 2019 on Vestigo Petroleum’s Tembikai gas field offshore Terengganu.

Vestigo is a fully owned subsidiary of Petronas set up to develop marginal fields.

The design of the platform, which was built by Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering (MMHE), was the result of a process that began in 1999, when Petronas began devising a lightweight offshore structure that could be replicated.