BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC has announced that all five subsea trees required for the Juniper project have arrived in Trinidad and Tobago. The Juniper project is bpTT’s first subsea field development, located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad.
The subsea tree is a configuration of valves and sensors installed on the wellhead to monitor and control the flow of hydrocarbons. Each tree weighs approximately 76 t.
Assembled and tested at the OneSubsea fabrication plant in Johor, Malaysia, these trees are among the largest ever built.
After being offloaded at the Labidco yard for testing, the trees will be transported to the offshore location for the bpTT Juniper field. Drilling of the five Juniper subsea wells began in 2015 and was completed in March 2016. The completions activity currently in progress on all five wells will take place by 4Q16.
The Juniper project will have a production capacity of approximately 590 million ft3/d of gas. First gas from the facility is expected in 2017.
BPTT Regional President, Norman Christie, commented: “The arrival of the trees is another significant milestone in the delivery of the Juniper project. BPTT has committed to maintaining investment in Trinidad and Tobago, and to further develop the offshore acreage once the investment climate continues to support further investments in the upstream.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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