Trinidad and Tobago’s independent natural gas producer DeNovo Energy, unit of Germany’s Proman, started commercial supply of natural gas from the Iguana field off Trinidad’s west coast.
The field was first discovered in 1982 but remained undeveloped for over 34 years DeNovo Energy said in its statement.
The company sett off with the development of the field when it became operator in 2016, making it the first west coast natural gas field to be developed in the country.
DeNovo said it will be delivering 80 million standard cubic feet of gas per day from the field for use by the petrochemical plants on the Pt. Lisas Industrial Estate through the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC).
New volumes mean the continuation of Trinidad and Tobago’s efforts to reverse the negative natural gas production trend.
With rising natural gas production, the country’s LNG exports are also picking up, although the production volumes and exports dropped in October, for the first time this year.
Trinidad and Tobago exports liquefied natural gas through Atlantic LNG’s 14.8 mtpa Point Fortin facility owned by BP, Shell, China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC unit Summer Soca and Trinidad’s NGC.