Constructing Malaysia's First Deepwater FPSO
Realising Malaysia’s Deepwater Aspirations

In 2002, the Malaysian petroleum industry chartered a milestone with the country's first deepwater oil discovery at the Kikeh field in Block K, offshore Sabah. Located some 125 kilometres offshore Sabah, the Kikeh field stands at a water depth of 1,300 meters. In 2004, MISC collaborated with SBM to design and construct Malaysia's first deepwater FPSO for the development of the Kikeh Field.

Converted at the Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) yard in Pasir Gudang, FPSO Kikeh achieved many firsts in the Malaysian offshore industry, namely:

  • First Truss Spar and deepwater FPSO constructed in Malaysia
  • First use of Spar technology outside the Gulf of Mexico
  • First topsides installed by float over technique onto a Spar
  • FPSO Kikeh construction recorded over 7.2 million man-hours with zero Loss Time Incidents (LTI)

To-date, the facility has offloaded a total of 166,779,089 barrels of oil.