BP starts subsea gas projects off Trinidad, Australia

BP’s first subsea field development in Trinidad, Juniper, is expected to boost BP Trinidad and Tobago’s (bpTT) gas production capacity by about 590 MMscf/d. The development produces gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields via the new Juniper platform, 80 km (50 mi) off the southeast coast of Trinidad in 110 m (361 ft.) of water. Gas then flows to the Mahogany B hub via a new 10-km (6.2-mi) flowline. Juniper is bpTT’s 14th offshore platform in Trinidad.

Offshore Western Australia, BP also announced that the Woodside Energy-operated Persephone project has begun production.

Part of the North West Shelf Project joint venture, the Persephone development comprises two subsea wells tied back to the existing North Rankin complex by a 7-km (4-mi) flowline. Located about 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, in 125 m (410 ft.) of water, at peak production the project is expected to produce about 48 MMscf/d of gas net for BP. [Native Advertisement]

Juniper and Persephone are the fourth and fifth of seven major project start-ups BP expects in 2017.