BPTT expects Mango-Cashima fields output in fall

BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC is moving to bring online 800 MMcfd of natural gas from its Mango and Cashima fields off eastern Trinidad and Tobago this fall.

Curtis Williams
OGJ Correspondent

PORT OF SPAIN, Mar. 8 -- BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC is moving to bring online 800 MMcfd of natural gas from its Mango and Cashima fields off eastern Trinidad and Tobago this fall.

"This production level will give BPTT the capacity to sustain its gas production at the level of 400,000 boe/d of oil," BPTT Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Riley said. He said the production would go towards meeting the company's commitments to Atlantic LNG and the National Gas Co. of Trinidad and Tobago LLC.

Reserves in Mango and Cashima are estimated at 2 tcf.

The first gas output from Mango is expected by September and from Cashima by October. The Constellation and Monitor contract rigs will drill six developmental wells in Mango and Cashima respectively. Gas from Cashima would be sent to a new hub at BPTT's Amherstia field.

BPTT has had a single processing hub, but Riley said that had to change. "Centering gas production around a single processing hub has always had its risks," he said. "With Amherstia joining the Cassia B as an additional 1 bcfd hub, we will now have much greater flexibility to manage any operational hiccups that may develop in the future."

The platforms would have a combined processing capacity of 1.5 bscfd of gas.

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