UK-based energy giant and LNG player BP said its Trinidad and Tobago unit has made two gas discoveries with the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells unlocking approximately 2 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas.
Norman Christie, Regional President for BPTT said “these discoveries are the start of a rejuvenated exploration program on the Trinidad shelf.”
The Savannah exploration well was drilled into an untested fault block east of the Juniper field in water depths of over 500 feet, approximately 80 kilometers off the southeast coast of Trinidad.
Based on the success of the Savannah well, BPTT expects to develop these reservoirs via future tieback to the Juniper platform that is due to come online mid-2017.
The Macadamia well was drilled to test exploration and appraisal segments below the existing SEQB discovery which sits 10 kilometers south of the producing Cashima field.
The well penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in seven intervals with approximately 600 feet net pay. Combined with the shallow SEQB gas reservoirs, the Macadamia discovery is expected to support a new platform within the post-2020 timeframe, BP said.
BPTT has also given thumbs up for the development of the Angelin offshore gas project.
The project will feature the construction of a new platform 60 kilometers off the southeast coast of Trinidad in a water depth of approximately 65 meters.
The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21-kilometer pipeline.
Drilling is due to commence in the third quarter of 2018 and first gas from the facility is expected in the first quarter of 2019.
In addition to the recent start-up of onshore compression (TROC) project that will provide additional volumes for Atlantic LNG plant, new discoveries and start-ups will help alleviate the gas shortages that have caused a significant drop in LNG production over the last two years.
LNG World News Staff