LONDON– BP has started production from the Juniper gas field offshore Trinidad on schedule and under budget.
BP’s first subsea field development in Trinidad, Juniper is expected to boostBP Trinidad and Tobago’s (bpTT) gas production capacity by about 590 MMscf/d.
The development produces gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields via the newJuniper platform, 80 km (50 mi) off the southeast coast of Trinidad in 110 m (361 ft) of water. Gas then flows to the Mahogany B hub via a new 10-km (6.2-mi) flowline. Juniper is bpTT’s 14th offshore platform in Trinidad.
Part of the North West Shelf Project joint venture, the Persephone development comprises two subsea wells tied back to the existing North Rankin complex by a 7-km (4-mi) flowline. Located about 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, in 125 m (410 ft) of water, at peak production the project is expected to produce about 48 MMscf/d of gas net for BP. BP holds a 16.67% interest in Persephone.
Juniper and Persephone are the fourth and fifth of seven major projects start-ups BP expects in 2017. The follow the start-ups earlier this year of the first phase of theWest Nile Delta development in Egypt, the Trinidad Onshore Compression project, and the Quad 204 redevelopment in the UK.
Two more projects – the first phase of the Khazzan tight gas development in Oman and theZohr gas field development offshore Egypt – are expected to begin production before the end of the year.
Bob Dudley, BP group CEO said: “This year’s projects will deliver a key part of the 800,000 boe/d production from new projects that we expect by the end of the decade. Importantly, these new projects, with their lower development costs and higher margins, also further improve BP’s resilience to the price environment.”