BP: Angelin platform shaping up

British oil major BP has completed what it has described as a major milestone with its Angelin project in Trinidad.

The company has through social media said that it has, as part of its Angelin project in Trinidad and Tobago, completed the final deck lift and stack up on the Angelin topside.

“The helideck and vent boom are being painted, and will be installed later this year,” BP said in a social media post on Wednesday, sharing a photo of the project under construction.

BP’s subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC in June 2017 sanctioned the development the Angelin offshore gas project, located 60 kilometers off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 meters. The project includes the construction of a new platform – bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility.

The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21 kilometer pipeline.

Angelin was originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995 and appraised by the La Novia well in 2006.

The contract for the construction of  the 992-ton (900 metric ton) four-legged main pile jacket and 1,323-ton (1,200 metric ton) four-deck topside for the Angelin project was awarded to McDermott, and will be constructed at the Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility. The platform and pipeline are scheduled to be installed by McDermott’s vessel DLV 2000.

BP plans to start drilling in 3Q 2018 and first gas from the Angelin facility is expected in 1Q 2019. BPTT is 70 per cent owned by BP and 30 per cent owned by Repsol.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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