BP sanctions two gas projects offshore Trinidad
BP Trinidad and Tobago has sanctioned the Cassia Compression and Matapal gas developments.
LONDON– BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has sanctioned the Cassia Compression and Matapal gas developments.
The Cassia Compression project will enable BPTT to access and produce low pressure gas reserves from currently-producing fields in the Greater Cassia Area, maximizing recovery from these existing resources.
The project will involve the construction of a new platform,Cassia C, the company’s 16th offshore facility. Gas production from the Greater Cassia Area will be routed to Cassia C for compression before being exported via the adjacent existing Cassia B platform. First gas from the facility is expected in 3Q 2021.
Cassia C will be located 57 km (35 mi) offshore the southeast coast of Trinidad. The platform will have a throughput capacity of 1.2 bscf/d of gas.
The Cassia C jacket will be fabricated in La Brea, Trinidad, and the topsides structure in Altamira, Mexico.
BPTT Regional President Claire Fitzpatrick said: “The Cassia Compression project will be important in maintaining the stability of Trinidad’s gas production and the supply to downstream customers and Atlantic LNG. The final investment decision for this project was made possible with the conclusion of the first phase of negotiations with the government of Trinidad and Tobago, which included resolution of several commercial issues.”
The Matapal project will develop the gas resources discovered by the company in 2017 with theSavannah exploration well. The project will be a three-well subsea tieback to the existing Juniper platform. With production capacity of 400 MMscf/d, first gas from Matapal is expected in 2022.