BP kicks off gas production from Angelin project offshore Trinidad
BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has produced first gas from its Angelin development located offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
Angelin was sanctioned in June 2017 following execution of a gas sales agreement with Trinidad’s National Gas Company. The platform was built in Mexico. Following the completion of the fabrication in Altamira, Mexico, the Angelin platform arrived in Trinidad in August 2018.
The project was delivered on time and under budget, BP said on Tuesday announcing the start-up.
The Angelin development, originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995, includes a new platform and four wells. It is located 60 kilometers off the south-east coast of Trinidad in a water-depth of approximately 65 meters.
The new platform, BPTT’s 15th installation offshore Trinidad & Tobago, has a production capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd). Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette hub via a new 21-kilometer pipeline.
BP Upstream chief executive, Bernard Looney, said: “This safe and successful start-up, less than two years after sanction, is a credit to our BP teams and contractors. Angelin is BP’s 22nd new upstream project to come online in just over three years and reflects our commitment to do what said we would, safely and competitively.”
BPTT regional president, Claire Fitzpatrick, added: “BPTT is proud to deliver our promise of first gas from Angelin in the first quarter of 2019. Angelin is the next step in fulfilling our long-term development plan in Trinidad and will play an important role in enabling us to deliver our production commitments, which could potentially include up to $8 billion of investment in several more major projects over the next 10 years.”
Angelin is BPTT’s first major project development supported by the application of ocean bottom cable (OBC) seismic acquisition with advanced processing, allowing enhanced imaging of its reservoirs in the Columbus basin offshore Trinidad.
BP started up two new gas projects in Trinidad – Juniper and Trinidad Onshore Compression – in 2017 and recently announced the sanction of another two developments – Cassia Compression and Matapal – expected to come onstream in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Angelin is BP’s third major upstream project start-up in 2019, following Constellation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the second stage of the West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.