BP makes gas discovery offshore Trinidad

BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) has made a gas discovery with the Ginger exploration well, offshore Trinidad.

BP said last Friday that the well was expected to be completed by the end of November 2019.

BP added that the results of the Ginger well would continue to be evaluated following the completion of drilling operations, but initial results were promising.

The Ginger exploration well was drilled into two untested fault blocks east of the Cashima Field in water depths less than 300 feet, approximately 50 miles off the south-east coast of Trinidad. The well was drilled using a jack-up rig and has penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in fifteen segments.

“This is positive news for both BPTT and the industry, as these discoveries continue BPTT’s exploration success on the Trinidad shelf following the Savannah and Macadamia commercial discoveries,” said Claire Fitzpatrick, Regional President for BPTT.

“We are continuing to see the benefits of the significant investment we have made in seismic processing and Ocean Bottom Seismic acquisition. The Columbus Basin is a maturing province and the Ginger discovery demonstrates that with the right technology we can continue to uncover further resource potential in the basin.”

BP Trinidad and Tobago has a 100 percent working interest in Ginger.

BPTT, which is 70 percent owned by BP and 30 percent owned by Repsol, has 15 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.


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