BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (BPTT), a subsidiary of the global oil and gas company BP PLC, announced that they have begun constructing its onshore gas compression plant, which they expect to be fully online this year.
Upon completion, this facility has the capacity to deliver around 200 million cubic feet of gas (MMcfg) per day. It is expected to improve production by using an additional inlet compressor at the low-pressure wells of the company’s Point Fortin Atlantic LNG plant in the Columbus Basin. BP’s CEO for upstream business Bernard Looney said:
“Delivered on-time and on-budget, this major infrastructure project is part of BP’s plan to bring 500,000 bopd of new production capacity online by the end of 2017 and paves the way for Juniper, our other major project start-up in Trinidad and Tobago this year.”
Norman Christie, regional president of BPTT, also commented:
“BPTT thanks and congratulates the government, contractors, partners and other stakeholders that came together to safely bring the TROC project to mechanical completion. The TROC project is a clear example of bpTT, the government and many key players in the oil and gas industry cooperating to improve production capacity, which will benefit both the petrochemical plants and Atlantic. Though start-up will be phased, we anticipate an improvement in gas production in 2017 as a result of TROC and the planned start-up of Juniper later this year.”
Initially, this new onshore gas compression project was sanctioned in July last year, following agreements between the shareholders of Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, and other upstream operators. However, it is fully owned and funded by BPTT, with Atlantic LNG serving as the operator.