BHP brings Ruby onstream offshore Trinidad and Tobago

May 5, 2021
BHP has produced first oil from the Ruby project in block 3(a) offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

Offshore staff

MELBOURNE, Australia – BHP has produced first oil from the Ruby project offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

Ruby is in the shallow water in block 3(a) within the Greater Angostura field. The development consists of oil and gas production from the Ruby and Delaware reservoirs via five production wells and one gas injector well tied back into existing operated processing facilities.

According to the company, the Ruby project closely aligns with its Petroleum strategy of advancing high return growth opportunities tied back to established infrastructure. At completion, Ruby is expected to have capacity to produce up to 16,000 b/d of oil and 80 MMcf/d of natural gas.

Geraldine Slattery, BHP President Petroleum, said: “An ocean bottom node seismic survey acquired by BHP and the block 3(a) partners in 2018, was utilized to illuminate and optimally position the Ruby project development wells.”

Drilling and completions activities at Ruby are ongoing, with subsequent wells to be placed into production in 2Q and 3Q 2021. Project completion is expected in 3Q 2021.

The Ruby development is a joint venture between BHP (operator; 68.46% interest) and The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (31.54% interest).