BP starts up Mango gas field off Trinidad and Tobago

BP Trinidad & Tobago began natural gas production from its wholly owned and operated Mango field on Galeota block about 35 miles southeast of Galeota Point in 235 ft of water off Trinidad and Tobago.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 19 -- BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) on Nov. 17 began natural gas production from its wholly owned and operated Mango field on Galeota block about 35 miles southeast of Galeota Point in 235 ft of water off Trinidad and Tobago.

The field is expected to add an incremental 750 MMscfd of gas deliverability plus some associated condensate.

Mango field, discovered in 1971 and further appraised in 2000, has been developed using a single unmanned platform with a capacity to produce from nine wells. Gas is transported through a 4-mile, 26-in. subsea pipeline tied into the current Cannonball pipeline and the Cassia B gas processing hub. Gas from Mango will supply Atlantic LNG's liquefaction plant and the LNG will be used locally and will be exported to international markets.

The Mango platform was the second to be built to the same standardized design as the Cannonball platform, which is the first offshore platform to be designed in Trinidad. Cannonball was installed in 2005. The 860 tonne Mango jacket and the 890 tonne topsides were built at the Trinidad Offshore Fabricators yard in La Brea, Trinidad. Trinidad Offshore is a joint venture of Chet Morrison Contractors and Trinidad's Weldfab. Mango platform was installed in February. It was built simultaneously with the Cashima platform, which also followed the Cannonball template.

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