UK energy firm BG Group has delivered the first gas from its Starfish field, offshore Trinidad and Tobago.
The company said the start-up of the initial well in the programme will ensure a consistent gas flow to the domestic market and the Atlantic LNG export facility.
Located about 50 miles offshore, the field, in the East Coast Marine Area of Trinidad, is linked to the 3,000t Dolphin platform.
BG Group operates the East Coast Marine Area with a 50% equity interest, while Chevron Trinidad and Tobago Resources owns the remaining 50% stake.
BG Trinidad & Tobago president Garvin Goddard said: "With Starfish coming on stream in our 25th year of operating in the country, this is a great demonstration of our ongoing commitment to the safe and responsible development of natural gas resources.
"Starfish also shows our capability to deliver complex offshore projects. We look forward to our next period of growth and continuing our contribution to the economy of the country."
BG Group also has interests in four Atlantic LNG trains in Trinidad. The company’s worldwide liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio receives cargo from trains 2, 3 and 4.
The company is active in more than 20 countries and employs about 5, 200 people.
BG Group said it will be the largest contracted supplier of LNG to China in 2017.
Image: The Starfish field is located about 50 miles off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: courtesy of BG Group.