BPTT’s Juniper project begins production

PORT OF SPAIN, August 14, 2017 – The Juniper project offshore Trinidad and Tobago has begun production, BP announced Monday.


The USD 2-billion Juniper project is expected to have a production capacity of 16.7 mcm (590 mcf) per day of gas, which will be sent to the Mahogany B hub through a 10-kilometre flowline. The project is located about 80 kilometres off the southeast coast of Trinidad on the Corallita and Lantana gasfields in water depths of 110 metres. The development includes five subsea wells, and the associated fields are estimated to contain 31.2 bcm (1.1 tcf) in reserves.
Juniper is the second major development BP’s local subsidiary, BPTT, has brought on line in 2017. The Trinidad Regional Onshore Compression project started production in April.

“[Juniper] is the largest new project brought into production in Trinidad for several years and the second major project we have started here this year,” the chief executive for exploration and production at BP, Bernard Looney, said in a press release. “Together they represent a significant portion of the new production capacity we expect to bring on line in 2017.”

Initial concerns about the project cost and tax rates in Trinidad and Tobago caused a two-year project delay, but the super-major reported startup was on time and under budget. Gas from the project is expected to help alleviate Trinidad and Tobago’s chronic gas shortages.

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