UK major BP said the Cassia C natural gas development in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad & Tobago had safely delivered first gas and given a boost to feed-gas resources for the Point Fortin export plant in Trinidad.
The Cassia C project is BP’s first offshore compression platform and its biggest offshore facility.
BP said the project would enable the production of low-pressure gas resources from the Greater Cassia Area.
The platform is BP’s 16th offshore facility and is connected to the existing Cassia hub which lies about 35 miles off Trinidad’s southeast coast.
“Cassia C is expected to produce, at peak, about 200-300 million standard cubic feet a day of gas,” said the UK company.
“Production will go towards meeting the BP Trinidad & Tobago unit’s gas supply commitments and will be important to sustaining LNG and petrochemical industries,” said BP.
David Campbell, the President of BP’s Trinidad unit said the first gas from Cassia C was important for the nation’s resource availability.
“This first offshore compression facility will allow us to unlock new resources and bring much-needed gas to market,” explained Campbell.
“I am immensely proud of the teams which have been working hard to bring this facility online,” he stated.
Ewan Drummond, BP senior vice president for projects, production, and operations said it was a great achievement to deliver the project.
“Cassia C is a great example of BP’s resilient hydrocarbons strategy in action - providing the energy the world needs now and helping us invest in the energy transition,” added Drummond.
BP said that the Cassia C platform’s jacket - its legs and supporting frame - was built at Trinidad Offshore Fabricators (TOFCO) and installed in 2020.
Its topside structure was built in the McDermott fabrication yard at Altamira in Mexico and was installed in 2021.
BP added that the Cassia C project was an important step in the nation’s Area Development Plan, which includes a combination of exploration, development projects and activities focused on maximizing production from the available acreage.
“First gas from Cassia C follows the recent sanction of the Cypre development and the execution of the gas supply agreement with the National Gas Company,” explained BP.
BP operates projects in about 680,000 acres off Trinidad’s East Coast and its Caribbean subsidiary now has 16 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.