BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC and Atlantic LNG have announced the Trinidad Onshore Compression (TROC) project recently received final approval, following the finalisation of key project agreements between the Atlantic shareholders, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and other directly impacted upstream stakeholders.
Atlantic LNG will operate the project, which is 100% funded and owned by BP Trinidad and Tobago.
The project is designed to increase production from low pressure wells in BP Trinidad and Tobago’s existing acreage in the Columbus Basin using an additional inlet compressor at the Point Fortin Atlantic LNG plant. Additional upgrades will be made to BP Trinidad and Tobago’s upstream facilities, as well as those of third parties to accommodate operations of the compressor.
Atlantic LNG will control most of the construction work, with BP and other shareholder representation. The mechanical completion and commissioning of the TROC compressor at Atlantic LNG is set to take place over the next few months. Start-up is planned for early 2017. The TROC project has the potential to deliver approximately 200 million ft3/d of gas in 2017.
BP Trinidad and Tobago Regional President, Norman Christie, said: “The TROC project is another demonstration of BP Trinidad and Tobago’s long-term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago. It is also a clear example of BP Trinidad and Tobago, the government and many key players in the oil and gas industry cooperating to improve production and revenue for Trinidad & Tobago. The investment by BP Trinidad and Tobago has been significant and will result in increased gas accessibility from our offshore fields to help alleviate the current gas supply shortfalls. We are pleased that the project is progressing and look forward to the start-up of the compressor in early 2017.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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