Trinity increases production, drilling in Trinidad

March 30, 2023
Trinity Exploration & Production PLC returned well ABM-15 to production in the Brighton Marine block, offshore Trinidad's west coast.

Trinity Exploration & Production PLC returned well ABM-15 to production in the Brighton Marine block, offshore Trinidad's west coast.

Production recommenced Mar. 21, 2023, following an extensive refurbishment of surface infrastructure and the installation of remote surveillance technology, the company said in a release Mar. 30.

Trinity anticipates steady-state production from ABM-151 of about 60-110 bo/d. Production has gradually increased since restart and has flowed at rates over 200 bo/d on a 10/64-in. choke with 0% water cut. The well will be managed to achieve stabilized production rates within target guidance and will further benefit from the SCADA automation system installed, the company said.

Wellsite preparation for the onshore deep Jacobin well in the Palo Seco area is under way, with the well expected to spud in late April. The objective is a structural prospect defined on 3D seismic. It will target mean oil in-place volume of 5.7 million bbl and an upside (P10) case of over 10 million bbl in place.

The Jacobin well has been designed to test an extensive and lightly drilled Miocene age deeper turbidite play across the southern onshore basin. It is expected to provide new data on the play and the wider Palo Seco acreage. Nine deeper prospects have been mapped in the area. 

On Mar. 20, 2023, Trinity gave a technical presentation regarding the company's bid for Buenos Ayres block in the 2022 Onshore and Nearshore Competitive Bid Round to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI).

Buenos Ayres is west of Trinity's existing Palo Seco production sub-licenses—Blocks WD-5/6, WD-2 and PS-4. Award announcements are expected in April 2023. 

Trinity holds 100% interest in the Brighton Marine license and Palo Seco area sub-licenses.