Gumusut-Kakap in numbers


A deep-water platform off Malaysia's coast.

  • 676 kilometres of stainless steel tubes were used to build the platform, which could stretch from the North to the South of Peninsula Malaysia
  • The platform roughly weighs the same as 30,000 average family cars
  • Up to 140 crew members can live and work on the platform
  • 40,000 sensors let engineers monitor production in real-time to make quick adjustments, extract oil more efficiently and respond to problems quickly
  • The platform is anchored to the seabed 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) below using 12 two-kilometre chains. Each link weighs 160 kilograms
  • At peak production, it will contribute up to 25% of Malaysia’s oil output

Download the Gumusut-Kakap in numbers infographic

More in about us

Gumusut-Kakap - overview

See key facts, a brief project history, and learn how Shell has been contributing in Malaysia through environmental and social programmes.

Storm-safe in Malaysia’s deep water

A highly-skilled mooring team anchors a deep-water platform to the seabed off Malaysia’s coast. Discover high-tech robotics and human ingenuity at Shell.

you may also be interested in

Deep water

Shell has a long history of developing energy projects using its knowledge, experience and proven deep-water technologies to unlock new resources safely and efficiently. Read more about Shell’s deep-water work around the world.

The role technology plays

Our researchers, scientists and engineers research, develop and deploy technologies that help Shell to provide more and cleaner energy in a changing energy system.

Technical careers

Human solutions to global challenges: find out how you can develop your career in our technical teams.