BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has been given the green light for the development of its offshore gas project.
The Juniper facility will feature the construction of a ‘normally unmanned platform’ – a type of automated platform designed to be primarily operated remotely, without the constant presence of personnel.
The development, which will also include five subsea wells, is expected to have a production capacity of around 590 million standard cubic feet a day.
It will take gas from the Corallit and Lantana fields, located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad.
Norman Christie BPTT Regional President said: “This development is an important part of the future for BPTT because it will assist the company in meeting its natural gas commitments to the market.”
Drilling at Juniper, which will become BPTT’s 14th offshore production facility, is scheduled to start in 2015.