Third major project to begin production for BP globally in 2019, builds on significant Trinidad business,
adds to advantaged gas portfolio
BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) today announced first gas production from its Angelin development.
The project was delivered on time and under budget.
The Angelin development, originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995, includes a new platform
and four wells. It is located 60 kilometres off the south-east coast of Trinidad in a water-depth of
approximately 65 metres.
The new platform, BPTT’s 15th installation offshore Trinidad & Tobago, has a production capacity of
600 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd). Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette
hub via a new 21-kilometre pipeline.
BP Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney said: “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.”
BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick added: “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.”
Angelin is BPTT’s first major project development supported by the application of ocean bottom cable
(OBC) seismic acquisition with advanced processing, allowing enhanced imaging of its reservoirs in
the Columbus basin offshore Trinidad.
BP started up two new gas projects in Trinidad – Juniper and Trinidad Onshore Compression – in 2017
and recently announced the sanction of another two developments – Cassia Compression and
Matapal – expected to come onstream in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
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Angelin is BP’s third major upstream project start-up in 2019, following Constellation in the US Gulf of
Mexico and the second stage of the West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt..
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