BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) has confirmed that its Cassia C development has safely delivered first gas. The project is expected to produce, at peak, about 200-300 million standard cubic feet a day of gas.
Production will go towards meeting bpTT’s gas supply commitments. It will also be important to sustaining Trinidad and Tobago’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical industries.
According to bpTT, Cassia C is its third development in the Greater Cassia Area, which originally consisted of two platforms – Cassia A and B.
Cassia C is also bpTT’s first and biggest offshore compression project. It is connected to the existing Cassia hub, which lies approximately 35 miles off Trinidad’s southeast coast. It will enable bpTT to access and produce low pressure gas resources.
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bpTT President, David Campbell, said first gas from Cassia C represents an important milestone for his company. He said this first offshore compression facility will allow it to unlock new resources and bring much-needed gas to market. “I am immensely proud of the teams which have been working hard to bring this facility online,” Campbell remarked.
Senior Vice President for Projects, Production and Operations, Ewan Drummond, said he too is proud of the company’s achievement in safely delivering the project. He said Cassia C is a great example of bp’s resilient hydrocarbons strategy in action.
First gas from Cassia C follows the recent sanction of bp’s Cypre development and the execution of the gas supply agreement with the National Gas Company. Cypre is expected to become bpTT’s third subsea development. Drilling is due to commence in 2023. First gas from the facility is expected in 2025. At peak, the development is expected to deliver average gas production of 250 million to 300 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd).
bpTT currently operates on approximately 680,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. It now has 16 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.