LONDON – BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) has made a gas discovery with the Ginger exploration well offshore Trinidad.
The Ginger exploration well was drilled into two untested fault blocks east of the Cashima field in water depths less than 300 ft (91 m), approximately 50 mi (80 km) off the southeast coast of Trinidad. The well was drilled using a jackup rig and has penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in 15 segments.
The well is expected to be completed by the end of the month. The results of the Ginger well will continue to be evaluated following the completion of drilling operations, but initial results are promising, the company said.
Claire Fitzpatrick, regional president for BPTT, said: “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.”
BPTT has a 100% working interest in Ginger.