AAquaterra Sea Swift platform

Aquaterra delivers platform to DeNovo field

PORT OF SPAIN, April 11, 2018 – Aquaterra Energy has delivered a Sea Swift conductor-supported platform to DeNovo Energy’s Iguana field, the engineering solutions provider announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Located in 27 metres of water in the Gulf of Paria, the platform is the first of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago. Completed in 10 months, Aquaterra’s Sea Swift design accommodates up to four wells and includes local power generation, manifolds and a control system.


The platform was built by Chet Morrison Contractors, which was also behind the design and installation of the Iguana pipeline. A jackup rig was used to install the platform.

“The Sea Swift platform is an ideal solution for shallow-water field developments, such as Iguana. […] The overall cost savings really come to the fore when using smaller and more agile fabrication yards, and a jackup for installation ensures simpler project management and reduced risk,” Stewart Maxwell, technical director of Aquaterra Energy, said in the press release.

Drilling has also begun on the first of three development wells planned for the Iguana field, using the Well Services Rig 110, Aquaterra’s statement added. First gas is expected from the field in Q4 2018 at an initial rate of 1.7 mcm (60 mcf) per day.

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