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New gas discovery in Trinidad and Tobago

A gas discovery was made off the south-east cost of Trinidad and Tobago, said BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) in a release yesterday.

A new gas discovery was made 50 miles off Trinidad’s shores. (Photo: BP Trinidad and Tobago)

The discovery was made under the Ginger well exploration about 50 miles of the twin-island republic’s shores, the oil and gas firm said.

BPTT added that initial results are “promising” and that the exploration well will be evaluated once drilling operations are completed.

“We are continuing to see the benefits of the significant investment we have made in seismic processing and Ocean Bottom Seismic acquisition.”

– Regional President of BPTT, Claire Fitzpatrick

Two untested fault blocks east of the Cashima Field were drilled using a jack-up rig which penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in water depths less than 300 feet deep, said BPTT.

Regional President of BPTT, Claire Fitzpatrick said “This is positive news for both BPTT and the industry, as these discoveries continue BPTT’s exploration success on the Trinidad shelf following the Savannah and Macadamia commercial discoveries.”

(Photo: CNC3)

“We are continuing to see the benefits of the significant investment we have made in seismic processing and Ocean Bottom Seismic acquisition. The Columbus Basin is a maturing province and the Ginger discovery demonstrates that with the right technology we can continue to uncover further resource potential in the basin, Fitzpatrick continued”, adding that “this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the development of our Trinidad and Tobago operations and the wider industry.”

A BP Trinidad and Tobago gas production platform off Trinidad’s shores.
(Photo: BP Trinidad and Tobago)

BP Trinidad and Tobago has a 100 per cent working interest in Ginger and operated 15 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.The company is 70 per cent owned by British-based BP and 30 per cent owned by Repsol.