BP begins production from Juniper field, offshore Trinidad and Tobago


BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has commenced gas production from its Juniper field in the East Mayaro Block.

The development is located off the shore of Trinidad and Tobago, and represents the fifth of the company’s seven upstream projects scheduled to begin production this year.

Juniper is expected to increase BPTT’s gas production capacity by nearly 590 million cubic feet per day.

BP upstream business chief executive Bernard Looney said: “Delivered on schedule and under budget, Juniper is a major milestone in BP’s more than 50 years of investment in Trinidad and Tobago.

“It is the largest new project brought into production in Trinidad for several years and the second major project we have started here this year.

"Delivered on schedule and under budget, Juniper is a major milestone in BP’s more than 50 years of investment in Trinidad and Tobago."

“Together they represent a significant portion of the new production capacity we expect to bring online in 2017.”

The Juniper field involved an investment of nearly $2bn, and produces gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields through the new Juniper platform, which is situated approximately 80km off the south-east coast of Trinidad at water depths of around 110m.

Gas recovered from the site is transported to the Mahogany B hub via a 10km flowline that was installed last year.

The Trinidad Onshore Compression project began operation in April, while BPTT announced in June that it had sanctioned the development of the Angelin gas field, which scheduled to start production in late-2019.

The company also discovered a further two additional offshore resources in Trinidad, which are expected to encourage future developments in the region.