BP sanctions Angelin project, makes two gas discoveries offshore Trinidad

BP Trinidad and Tobago has sanctioned development of its Angelin offshore gas project.

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LONDONBP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) has sanctioned development of its Angelin offshore gas project.

The project will feature the construction of a new platform - bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility - 60 km (37 mi) off the southeast coast ofTrinidad in water depth of about 65 m (213 ft).

The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of about 600 MMcf/d. Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21-km (13-mi) pipeline.

Drilling is due to begin in 3Q 2018, and first gas from the facility is expected in 1Q 2019.

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

bpTT also announced that the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells both made gas discoveries. The results of these wells, the company says, have unlocked about 2 tcf of gas in place to underpin new developments in these areas.

The Savannah exploration well was drilled into an untested fault block east of theJuniper field in water depths of more than 152 m (500 ft), about 80 km (50 mi) off the southeast coast of Trinidad. The well penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in two main intervals with about 198 m (650 ft) net pay.

The company says that it expects to develop these reservoirs via future tieback to theJuniper platform that is due to come online in mid-2017.

The Macadamia well was drilled to test exploration and appraisal segments below the existing SEQB discovery which sits 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the producingCashima field. The well penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in seven intervals with about 183 m (600 ft) net pay.

Combined with the shallow SEQB gas reservoirs, the Macadamia discovery is expected to support a new platform within the post-2020 timeframe.

Norman Christie, regional president for bpTT, said: “We are starting to see the benefits of the significant investment we have made in seismic processing andocean bottom seismic acquisition. Savannah and Macadamia demonstrate that with the right technology we can continue to uncover the full potential of the Columbus basin…”

bpTT has a 100% working interest in Savannah and Macadamia.

06/02/2017

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