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First gas achieved from BP’s biggest facility offshore Trinidad and Tobago

London-listed supermajor BP (LON: BP) is toasting first gas from its biggest facility offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

As well as being its largest, the Cassia C development is the division’s first offshore compression platform, and its 16th in total.

Cassia C will enable BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) to access and produce low pressure gas resources from the Greater Cassia Area.

The platform is connected to the existing Cassia hub, which lies approximately 35 miles off Trinidad’s southeast coast.

Cassia C is expected to produce, at peak, about 200 to 300 million standard cubic feet a day of gas.

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Production will go towards meeting BP’s gas supply commitments and will be important to sustaining Trinidad and Tobago’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical industries.

David Campbell, BPTT president said: “First gas from Cassia C is an important milestone for bp in Trinidad and Tobago. This first offshore compression facility will allow us to unlock new resources and bring much-needed gas to market. I am immensely proud of the teams which have been working hard to bring this facility online.”

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The Cassia C platform’s jacket, as well as its legs and supporting frame, was built by Trinidad Offshore Fabricators and installed in 2020.

Its topside structure was built in the McDermott fabrication yard, Altamira, Mexico and was installed in 2021.

First gas from Cassia C follows the recent sanction of the Cypre development and the execution of the gas supply agreement with the National Gas Company.

BPTT operates in approximately 680,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast.

Ewan Drummond, BP senior vice president, projects, production, and operations said: “I am proud of our achievement to deliver this project while keeping our people safe throughout a global pandemic. Cassia C is a great example of bp’s resilient hydrocarbons strategy in action – providing the energy the world needs now and helping us invest in the energy transition. I would like to thank our team for their commitment in the safe execution of this project.”

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