The grade has "emerged in recent months as one of the most widely traded light, sweet grades in the Asia Pacific spot market," Platts said in a note on its website released late on Wednesday.
The price assessments for Kimanis cargoes for lifting on a free-on-board basis from Sabah will be published as an outright number at the close of Asia and London markets and as a differential to Dated Brent at Asia's close, the agency said.
The crude, with an API gravity of 38.61 degrees and a sulphur content of 0.06 percent, is produced at the Gumusut-Kakap oil project off East Malaysia's state of Sabah.
Kimanis crude exports began in November 2014 and currently average about 100,000-120,000 barrels per day, Platts said.
Royal Dutch Shell operates the Gumusut-Kakap project with a 33 percent share in the project. Other shareholders include ConocoPhillips and Petronas' upstream division Carigali. - Reuters