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BP Trinidad and Tobago and Atlantic sanction onshore compression project

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BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) and Atlantic LNG (Atlantic) have announced the successful sanction of the Trinidad Onshore Compression (TROC) project.After finalisation of key project agreements between the Atlantic shareholders, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and other directly impacted upstream stakeholders, the TROC project received final approval on 26 July 2016.

The project is 100% funded and owned by bpTT and will be operated by Atlantic. It is designed to increase production from low pressure wells in bpTT’s existing acreage in the Columbus Basin using an additional inlet compressor at the Point Fortin Atlantic LNG plant. Additional upgrades will be made to bpTT’s upstream facilities, as well as those of third parties to accommodate operations of the compressor.

The majority of the construction work will be handled by Atlantic with BP and other shareholder representation. The mechanical completion and commissioning of the TROC compressor at Atlantic will take place over the next few months and startup is planned for early 2017. When it comes onstream, the TROC project has the potential to deliver approximately 200 million standard cubic feet of gas per day in 2017.

BP Trinidad and Tobago Regional President Norman Christie commented: “The TROC project is another demonstration of bpTT’s long term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago. It is also a clear example of bpTT, the Government and many key players in the oil and gas industry cooperating to improve production and revenue for Trinidad and Tobago. The investment by bpTT has been significant and will result in increased gas accessibility from our offshore fields to help alleviate the current gas supply shortfalls. We are pleased that the project is progressing and look forward to the startup of the compressor in early 2017.”

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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