Facility has the potential to deliver an estimated 200 million standard cubic feet of fuel per day when thoroughly onstream.
One of seven major upstream projects BP expects to bring online in 2017 – the Trinidad onshore compression (TROC) project’s start-up was announced by BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (BPTT).
“Delivered on-time and on-budget, this major infrastructure project is part of BP’s plan to bring 500,000 barrels a day 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,” said Bernard Looney, chief executive of BP’s upstream business.
Over the coming months, full start-up will take place. The onshore compression facility will have the potential to deliver an estimated 200 million standard cubic feet of fuel per day when fully onstream. Using an additional inlet compressor at the Point Fortin Atlantic LNG plant, the facility is expected to improve production capacity by boosting production from low-pressure wells in bpTT’s existing acreage in the Columbus Basin.
Norman Christie, BP Trinidad and Tobago regional president said, “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 fuel 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 fuel production in 2017 as a result of TROC and the planned start-up of Juniper later this year.”
BPTT funds and owns 100% of the plant. Operations will be carried out by Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago. Following agreements between Atlantic shareholders, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and other directly impacted upstream operators, the project was sanctioned in July 2016. PWKD18042017