PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — Perenco T&T has staged a ceremony for the converted Macarius Power platform.
This is the first platform since the 1980s to be installed over the Teak, Samaan & Poui (TSP) fields offshore southeast Trinidad and Tobago. Last week’s ceremony took place at the Caribbean Dockyard (Caridoc) in Chaguaramas, where the Macarius Power is moored.
Early in 2021 Perenco and partners, Heritage and NGC initiated a $200-million program to modernize the TSP's facilities, replacing the existing gas-lift infrastructure and operations with electric submersible pumps (ESPs) and electrification of all the platforms.
The first phase of this initiative has raised production by 25% to date. The next phase includes installation of the Macarius Power, conversion of gas-lift systems to ESP, produced water reinjection and well rehabilitation.
Macarius Power, previously a drilling rig, was recycled and converted at Caridoc. Its two gas turbines should provide reliable electrical power to TSP platforms, Perenco said, reducing the carbon footprint of operations by 30% over the next three years.
As the project progressed, the plan is to fully electrify the remaining platforms and move to a centralized, low-emission gas-fired power generation system.