Oil and gas giant BP has produced first gas from its Angelin development offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
BP said on Tuesday that its subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) achieved first gas from Angelin on time and under budget.
The Angelin development, originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995, includes a new platform and four wells. It is located 60 kilometers off the south-east coast of Trinidad in a water-depth of approximately 65 meters.
The new platform, which is BPTT’s 15th installation offshore Trinidad & Tobago, has a production capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd).
Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette hub via a new 21-kilometer pipeline. Production from Serrette is tied into bpTT’s Cassia B hub via a 26-inch diameter, 32-mile long pipeline.
Production from this facility supplies the domestic market and Atlantic LNG’s liquefaction plant for export as LNG to international markets, such as the US and Europe.
BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick said that Angelin is the next step in the company’s long-term development plan in Trinidad which could potentially include up to $8 billion of investment in several more major projects over the next ten years.
BP started up two new gas projects in Trinidad – Juniper and Trinidad Onshore Compression – in 2017 and recently announced the sanction of another two developments – Cassia Compression and Matapal – expected to come onstream in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Angelin is BP’s third major upstream project start-up in 2019, following Constellation in the US Gulf of Mexico and the second stage of the West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.