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BP goes ahead with gas projects in Trinidad

Dec 16, 2018
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BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has sanctioned two new gas developments offshore Trinidad, Cassia Compression and Matapal.

The Cassia Compression project will enable BPTT to access and produce low pressure gas reserves from currently-producing fields in the Greater Cassia Area, maximizing recovery from these existing resources.

The project will involve the construction of a new platform, Cassia C, BPTT’s 16th offshore facility. Gas production from the Greater Cassia Area will be routed to Cassia C for compression before being exported via the adjacent existing Cassia B platform. First gas from the facility is expected to arrive in the third quarter of 2021.

Cassia C will be located 57 km off the south-east coast of Trinidad. The platform will have a throughput capacity of 1.2 billion standard cubic feet of gas a day.

BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick said: “The Cassia Compression project will be important in maintaining the stability of Trinidad’s gas production and the supply to downstream customers and Atlantic LNG. The final investment decision for this project was made possible with the conclusion of the first phase of negotiations with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, which included resolution of several commercial issues.”

The Matapal project will develop the gas resources discovered by BPTT in 2017 with the Savannah exploration well. The project will be a three-well subsea tie-back to the existing Juniper platform. With production capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet of gas a day, first gas from Matapal is expected in 2022.

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