BP Trinidad and Tobago confirmed it received the go ahead for its Juniper offshore gas project.
The project, which has been conducting Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) activities since 2012, will be a company first.
Juniper with be comprised of a normally unmanned platform supported by corresponding subsea infrastructure including five subsea wells – a milestone set-up for BPTT.
Construction is expected to begin in the final quarter of this year. Drilling will commence in 2015 with first gas from the facility expected to come on line in 2017.
BPTT regional president Norman Christie said: “Juniper demonstrates BPTT’s commitment to Trinidad and Tobago over the long-term. This development is an important part of the future for BPTT because it will assist the company in meeting its natural gas commitments to the market. It is also an important step change for BPTT as it introduces subsea infrastructure to continue the development of its resources in the Columbus Basin.”
Juniper will be BPTT’s 14th offshore facility. It will harness gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields located 50 miles off the south east of Trinidad in water approximately 360ft deep. It will have a total production capacity of approximately 590 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd).