Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order for gas turbine and compression equipment for the Tapis oil and gas field, offshore Malaysia. The equipment will be utilized by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia (EMEPMI) to expand and extend the production of the field.

The order includes two Rolls-Royce RB211-GT61 gas turbines, each driving twin Rolls-Royce RCB and RBB multi-stage barrel gas compressors. Each gas turbine compressor set will produce 27MW of power, enough to deliver up to 390 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Rolls-Royce will begin to deliver equipment to EMEPMI in the third quarter of 2012, supporting the operator in developing the long-term potential of the Tapis field.

Tony Ruegger, Rolls-Royce, executive vice-president – oil and gas, said: "The reliability and efficiency of the Rolls-Royce equipment will help our customer in this important offshore field. The combination of Rolls-Royce RB211s and our gas compressors matches the demanding requirements of this important installation."

The Rolls-Royce equipment will be installed at the Tapis Enhanced Oil Recovery Project, featuring a central processing platform with a new integrated deck.

Forty-two Rolls-Royce RB211s and five Avon engines are already in offshore service in Malaysia, working for leading operators including ExxonMobil, Shell and Petronas. A total of more than 500 Rolls-Royce gas turbines are installed worldwide, serving offshore operations, often in harsh environments.