Juniper will become BP Trinidad and Tobago’s 14th offshore production facility, but it is the company’s first subsea field development in the twin island republic. The development will include five subsea wells and promises a production capacity of approximately 590 million standard cubic feet a day (MMSCFD). Gas from Juniper will flow to the Mahogany B hub, via a new ten-kilometre flowline.
The Juniper facility will take gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields, located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad, in water depth of approximately 360 feet.
Technip USA is the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractor of the jacket and topsides of the new Juniper platform, to be located off the south east coast of Trinidad. The contract also includes the offshore installation of subsea equipment for the Juniper project.
Following the commissioning of the Cannonball platform in 2005, four platforms – Mango, Cashima, Savonette and Serrette – were also locally designed and constructed, with more than 80% of the labour performed by Trinidad and Tobago nationals.
Drilling commenced in 2015, and first gas from the facility is expected in 2017. bpTT has a 100% working interest in the Juniper development.