BP makes two offshore gas discoveries offshore Trinidad

4 June 2017 (Last Updated June 4th, 2017 18:30)

BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) has made two significant gas discoveries after drilling the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells in offshore Trinidad.

BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) has made two significant gas discoveries after drilling the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells in offshore Trinidad. 

Both discoveries are estimated to contain nearly two trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas, which will encourage new developments in the area.

bpTT regional president Norman Christie said: “We are starting to see the benefits of the significant investment we have made in seismic processing and Ocean Bottom Seismic acquisition. Savannah and Macadamia demonstrate that with the right technology, we can continue to uncover the full potential of the Columbus Basin.”

bpTT drilled the Savannah exploration well into an untested fault block located east of Juniper field in more than 500ft water depths, nearly 80km south-east coast of Trinidad. 

A semi-submersible rig was used to drill the well, which encountered 650ft net pay in hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in two main intervals. 

"It was drilled to test exploration and appraisal segments below the existing SEQB discovery."

The company intends to develop these reservoirs through future tieback to the Juniper platform due to come on-stream this year. 

The Macadamia well was drilled to test exploration and appraisal segments below the existing SEQB discovery and penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in seven intervals with around 600ft in net pay.

bpTT owns 100% working interest in Savannah and Macadamia wells.

In addition, the company received approval to develop its Angelin offshore gas project located nearly 60km from south-east coast of Trinidad in water depth of around 65m. 

The project comprises construction of a new platform which will represent bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility in the area.