BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has announced first gas production from its Angelin development. The project was delivered on time and under budget.
The Angelin development, originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995, includes a new platform and four wells. It is located 60 km off the south-east coast of Trinidad in a water-depth of approximately 65 m.
The new platform, BPTT’s 15th installation offshore Trinidad & Tobago, has a production capacity of 600 million standard cu ft a day. Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette hub via a new 21-km pipeline.
“This safe and successful startup, less than two years after sanction, is a credit to our BP teams and contractors,” Bernard Looney, BP Upstream Chief Executive, said. “Angelin is BP’s 22nd in the latest of new upstream projects to come online in just over three years and reflects our commitment to do what said we would, safely and competitively.”
“BPTT is proud to deliver our promise of first gas from Angelin in Q1 2019,” Claire Fitzpatrick, BPTT Regional President, said. “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 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 startup in 2019, following Constellation in the US Gulf of Mexico and the second stage of the West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.