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BP starts gas production from Angelin project



BP’s Angelin development has achieved first gas production on time and under budget this week in another sign that the oil majors are getting to grips with capital discipline on large scale projects.
BP's third major project to begin production in 2019 is the company's Angelin project off the coast of Trinidad.
(BP’s third major project to begin production in 2019 is the company’s Angelin project off the coast of Trinidad. Image via BP).

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, BP’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.

The Angelin project is also notable as it is BP’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.

Commenting on the achievement of first gas production from the project, Bernard Looney BP’s Upstream chief executive 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 we said we would, safely and competitively”.

BP Trinidad & Tobago 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”.

BP has an extensive footprint across the Trinidad area. In 2017 the company started-up the Juniper and Trinidad Onshore Compression projects, and has recently announced the sanction of another two developments- Cassia Compression and Matapal, which are expected to come onstream in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Angelin is BP’s third major upstream project start-up in 2019, following Constellation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the second stage of the West Nile Delta development offshore Egypt.

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