IRVING, Texas -- Fluor's consortium with J. Ray McDermott has successfully installed and achieved first gas from its production platform on the Poinsettia project offshore Trinidad. Fluor provided the 4,267-ton (3,871-metric-ton) topsides and all gas production facilities for BG Trinidad and Tobago, with J. Ray McDermott providing the jacket. Located off the northwest shore of Trinidad in 530 ft (162 m) of water, the completed platform is the largest offshore facility ever built and installed in Trinidad and Tobago waters, the company says.
The Fluor-led consortium began detailed engineering and procurement in August 2006. The Poinsettia platform was ready for gas on Dec. 24, 2008. Gas flowed through the new subsea well, platform, and pipeline on Jan. 14.
The new Poinsettia platform can produce up to 350 MMcf/d of gas, which will be transported via a 20-in. (51-cm) diameter pipeline to the existing BG Trinidad and Tobago Hibiscus platform before final pipeline transmission to shore.
The Fluor-led construction management team worked with Trinidad-based TOFCO to fabricate the platform.