LONDON– BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has produced first gas from the Angelin development.
The project was delivered on time and under budget, the company said.
The Angelin development, originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995, includes a new platform and four wells. It is located 60 km (37 mi) off the southeast coast of Trinidad in a water depth of about 65 m (213 ft).
The new platform, BPTT’s 15th installation offshore Trinidad & Tobago, has a production capacity of 600 MMscf/d. Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette hub via a new 21-km (31-mi) pipeline.
BP Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney said: “This safe and successful start-up, less than two years after sanction, is a credit to our BP teams and contractors. Angelin is BP’s 22nd new upstream project to come online in just over three years and reflects our commitment to do what said we would, safely and competitively.”
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.
In 2017, BP started up two gas projects in Trinidad -Juniper and Trinidad Onshore Compression. Last year, the company sanctioned the Cassia Compression and Matapal gas developments, which are expected to come onstream in 2021 and 2022, respectively.