Shell Trinidad and Tobago has announced that production has started on Block 5C in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) in Trinidad and Tobago.
Block 5C, known as Project Barracuda, is a backfill project with approximately 25 000 boe/d (140 million ft3/d) of sustained near-term gas production with peak production expected to be approximately 40 000 boe/d (220 million ft3/d). It is Shell’s first greenfield project in the country.
The Barracuda project comprises two subsea wells (both 100% Shell owned), one in the Endeavour field and the other in the Bounty field. Both are tied back to Shell’s Dolphin platform.
“Today’s announcement strengthens the resilience and competitiveness of Shell’s position in Trinidad and Tobago,” said Maarten Wetselaar, Shell's Director of Integrated Gas, Renewable and Energy Solutions. “This is a key growth opportunity that supports our long-term strategy in the country as well as our global LNG growth ambitions.”
“We are immensely proud of our people and the remarkable work it took to achieve this milestone, particularly given that drilling began in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Eugene Okpere, Shell’s Senior VP and Country Chair. “Our execution strategy had to be completely overhauled to deliver our business plan, all while working remotely. It required tremendous resilience, adaptability and commitment.”
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