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BPTT announces new offshore gas projects

BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick
BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick

BPTT has announced two offshore gas developments for Trinidad—the Cassia Compression and Matapal. Both projects will be located among existing BPTT projects off the south east cost of Trinidad.

In a release today, BPTT said 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, maximising recovery from these existing resources.

The project will involve the construction of a new platform, Cassia C, BPTT’s 16th offshore facility. The platform will be located 57 kilometres off Trinidad’s south-east coast and the platform will have a throughput capacity of 1.2 billion standard cubic feet of gas a day (bscfd).

Gas production from the Greater Cassia Area will be routed to Cassia C for compression before being exported via the adjacent existing Cassia B platform. First gas from the facility is expected in the third quarter of 2021. The Cassia C jacket (the steel frame supporting the deck and the topsides of the fixed offshore platform) will be fabricated in La Brea and the topside structure in Altamira, Mexico.

BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick, via the release, said the Cassia project will 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, which included resolution of several commercial issues. Communications Minister Stuart Young had announced the successful conclusion to negotiations last month at a post-Cabinet media briefing.

The Matapal project will develop BPTT’s gas resources discovered in 2017 with the Savannah exploration well. The project will be a three-well subsea tie-back to the existing Juniper platform. First gas from Matapal is expected in 2022, with a production capacity of 400 million standard cubic feet of gas a day.

Both the Cassia Compression and Matapal projects represent continued investment and development of BPTT’s acreage and will help ensure that BPTT continues to meet its supply commitments to the National Gas Company and Atlantic LNG, the company said.

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