BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has sanctioned two new gas developments, Cassia Compression and Matapal, offshore Trinidad.
The Cassia Compression project will enable the company to access and produce low pressure gas reserves from currently-producing fields in the Greater Cassia Area, which will maximize recovery from these existing resources.
Under the project, BPTT will construct a new platform, Cassia C, which will be the company’s 16th offshore facility.
Cassia C will be located 57km off the south-east coast of Trinidad and will have a throughput capacity of 1.2 billion standard cubic feet of gas a day.
Gas produced in the Greater Cassia Area will be routed to Cassia C for compression, after which it will be exported through the adjacent Cassia B platform.
The Cassia C jacket will be manufactured in La Brea, Trinidad, and the topside structure in Altamira, Mexico.
First gas from the facility is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick said: “The Cassia Compression project will be important in maintaining the stability of Trinidad’s gas production and the supply to downstream customers and Atlantic LNG.
“The final investment decision for this project was made possible with the conclusion of the first phase of negotiations with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, which included resolution of several commercial issues.”
The Matapal project will develop the gas resources that were discovered by BPTT in 2017 with the Savannah exploration well.
The project, a three-well subsea tie-back to the existing Juniper platform, will have a production capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet of gas a day. First gas from the Matapal project is expected in 2022.
The Cassia Compression and Matapal projects form part of continued investment and development of BPTT’s acreage and are expected to help ensure that the company continues to meet its supply commitments to Trinidad’s National Gas Company and Atlantic LNG.