Iguana gas field goes online offshore Trinidad

Nov. 27, 2018
DeNovo Energy Ltd. has delivered first natural gas from the Iguana field in block 1(a) offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON– DeNovo Energy Ltd. has delivered first natural gas from the Iguana field in block 1(a) offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

The Iguana field remained undeveloped for more than 34 years until DeNovo became the operator in 2016. It is the first gas development campaign in the Gulf of Paria.

The operator awarded Chet Morrison Contractors LLC the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the project.

Work scope for the Iguana field development included facilities for three development wells installed through a conductor supported platform (CSP) and a 45-km (28-mi), 14-in. diameter subsea natural gas export pipeline connecting the Iguana CSP to a newly constructed onshore gas processing unit on the Port Lisas Industrial Estate, with commissioning for first gas delivery.

The water depth at the Iguana platform is ~27 m (88.6 ft).

Morrison said that it safely managed the offshore and shore crossing conditions to complete this development in record time and installed and commissioned the pipeline and offshore facility last month.

Morrison was able to achieve 80% local content and safely delivered the project with more than 370,000 combined man-hours while achieving zero recordable incidents (0-TRIR). It worked with its joint venture partner, Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Unlimited (TOFCO), in the support of many aspects of this project including the hook up through mechanical completion.

Chet Morrison, CEO, said: “Tailoring the equipment to the specific demands of this milestone project, we provided an optimized solution. Our team also applied rigorous problem-solving techniques to complete a complex and challenging shore approach. Working with a compressed schedule, our flexibility and adaptability enabled us to design and secure Trinidad’s first gas-to-market in an accelerated fashion.”

Joel M. C. Pemberton, DeNovo founder and CEO, said: “Partnering with Morrison enabled DeNovo to successfully deliver this first fasttrack development in Trinidad and Tobago with technical excellence. The high-risk shore crossing through an environmentally sensitive area was safely managed, exceeding the expectation of the regulatory agencies. Utilizing the TOFCO base in La Brea ensured strong global collaboration while maximizing the local capacity for project execution.

“Throughout the process, Morrison was versatile and creative in providing a range of solutions to unexpected challenges. The focus on constructability by the Morrison team supported a streamlined, practical approach to project delivery which ultimately maximized overall project efficiency.”


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