BP Starts Up 3rd Major Upstream Project in 2019
BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has announced first gas production from its Angelin development, located offshore Trinidad.
The development includes a new platform with a production capacity of 600 million cubic feet per day. Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette hub via a new 13-mile pipeline.
Angelin is described by BP as the company’s third “major” upstream project start-up in 2019. Earlier this month BP announced first gas production from the second stage of its West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt. The start-up of the Constellation development also came in February.
BP started up two gas projects in Trinidad, Juniper and Trinidad Onshore Compression, in 2017 and recently announced the sanction of another two developments, Cassia Compression and Matapal, which are expected to come onstream in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
“This safe and successful start-up, less than two years after sanction, is a credit to our BP teams and contractors. Angelin is BP’s 22nd new upstream project to come online in just over three years and reflects our commitment to do what said we would, safely and competitively,” BP Upstream Chief Executive, Bernard Looney, said in a company statement.
BPTT Regional President Claire Fitzpatrick said, “BPTT is proud to deliver our promise of first gas from Angelin in the first quarter of 2019”.
“Angelin is the next step in fulfilling our long-term development plan in Trinidad and will play an important role in enabling us to deliver our production commitments, which could potentially include up to $8 billion of investment in several more major projects over the next 10 years,” Fitzpatrick added.
BPTT is one of the leading oil and gas production companies in Trinidad and Tobago, according to BP’s website. Through its heritage companies, Amoco Trinidad Oil Company and BP Amoco, the business has been operating in Trinidad and Tobago since 1961 and produced its first barrel of crude oil in 1972.
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