US-based multinational oil and gas company ExxonMobil has announced the commencement of gas production from the Telok field, located offshore Malaysia.

The Telok natural gas field is situated about 124 miles offshore the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the South China Sea.

ExxonMobil, the operator of Telok field, formed a 50-50 joint venture with PETRONAS to develop the field, as part a gas production sharing contract.

ExxonMobil Development Company’s Neil W Duffin said the development of the Telok field will address the growing demand of natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia.

"It is one of many natural gas developments ExxonMobil will bring on stream in the next few years around the world," Duffin added.

The company developed the field on the basis of ‘design one, build many’ concept and reduced the construction and installation timeline to complete the project on time and budget.

The Telok A platform is the first phase of the Telok natural gas project, which will consist of two four-legged unmanned gas satellite platforms, once completed.

The full stream gas will be produced through a new 16-mile pipeline to the existing Guntong E platform for processing.

ExxonMobil has a plan to develop 14 wells from the Telok A and B platforms.