Gumusut-Kakap in numbers


A deep-water platform off malayasia'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.

you may also be interested in

Deep water

Vast resources of oil and gas lie deep beneath the ocean’s surface. They have the potential to support economic growth and help meet the world’s growing energy needs.

Technical careers

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