12 May 2011
BHP Billiton announced today that first gas has commenced from the Angostura Gas Project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. The new gas export platform has a design capacity of 280 million cubic feet of gas per day and is located alongside the Company’s existing facilities within the Greater Angostura Field. The project was delivered on schedule and budget.
BHP Billiton Petroleum Chief Executive, J. Michael Yeager, said that the Angostura Gas development is the fifth operated project BHP Billiton Petroleum has successfully executed in just over three years, following two tension-leg platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and two Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities offshore Western Australia.
“The Angostura Gas Project is an important addition to our portfolio. It will triple production at our Trinidad and Tobago business over the next year. This is another example of our organisation’s ability to achieve success in a range of environments by safely delivering a project that builds upon our overall business.”
The development also includes modifications made to the existing Angostura facilities and the installation of new flow lines. The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited will take delivery of the gas and transport it into their 36-inch diameter Northeastern Offshore pipeline.
The Greater Angostura Field includes oil and gas discoveries at Aripo, Kairi and Canteen. BHP Billiton holds a 45% interest in the field. Joint venture partners are Total (30% interest) and Chaoyang (25% interest).