BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) today announced the start of natural gas production from the Serrette field, offshore Trinidad. Serrette is located in 280 ft (90 m) of water off Trinidad’s south east coast.
Serrette is a normally unmanned installation (NUI). It was locally designed by Fluor Summit Engineering and constructed locally at the Trinidad Offshore Fabricators (TOFCO) yard in La Brea, south Trinidad. It is the fifth platform to be built locally using a using the standardised “clone” approach which has allowed bpTT to deliver these platforms with increased efficiency and significant local content. The Serrette platform and jacket were installed in 2010.
With Serrette, bpTT now has production from 13 offshore Trinidad platforms.
Production from Serrette is tied into bpTT’s Cassia B hub via a 26 in. diameter, 32 mile long pipeline. The platform is expected to average 400 million ft3/d of gas and associated condensate from five wells. Production from this facility will supply the domestic market and Atlantic LNG's liquefaction plant for export as LNG to international markets, such as the US and Europe.
BPTT President Norman Christie said, “The completion of Serrette demonstrates our commitment to local content. BPTT is proud to continue the tradition of local design and fabrication that we initiated with the Cannonball platform in 2001. We have also been able to refine the standardisation concept by applying the lessons learned to improve design and delivery of each platform.”
BPTT operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. It has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities and produces an average of 450,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.
Last month BP was awarded 100% interest in two new deepwater exploration and production blocks (blocks 23(a) and TTDAA14) by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.