HOUSTON – Shell subsidiary BG International has delivered first gas from the Barracuda project on block 5C in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Barracuda project comprises two subsea wells (both 100% Shell owned). One is in the Endeavour field and the other in the Bounty field. Both are tied back to Shell’s Dolphin platform.
According to the company, these are two of the deepest development wells in Trinidad and Tobago; Endeavour was drilled to a depth of 20,000 ft (6,096 m) while Bounty was drilled to a depth of 16,000 ft (4,877 m).
This is a backfill project with about 25,000 boe/d (140 MMscf/d) of sustained near-term gas production. Peak production is expected to be about 40,000 boe/d (220 MMscf/d). It is Shell’s first greenfield project in the country and one of its largest in Trinidad and Tobago since the BG Group acquisition. Shell announced the final investment decision in January 2020.
Shell and partner Heritage Petroleum Co. Ltd. now look to deliver the four-well development in block 22 and NCMA 4, known as the Colibri project. First gas is expected in 2022.