BP makes gas discovery offshore Trinidad

Offshore staff

LONDON – BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) has discovered an estimated 1 tcf of gas offshore Trinidad. The discovery doubles the estimated gas in place of the Savonette gas field to 2 tcf.

The Savonette 4 appraisal well was drilled into an untested fault block east of the original Savonette field discovery well, in water depths of almost 300 ft (91 m) in the Columbus basin about 80 km (50 mi) off the southeast coast of Trinidad. The well was drilled to a TD of 18,678 ft (5,694 m) and penetrated hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs in two intervals with discovered gas in place exceeding initial estimates.

The gas discovered began production in October 2012, with the Savonette 4 well currently flowing at about 225 MMscf/d, ramping up to 250 MMscf/d. If successful, the two additional development wells are also expected to be brought into production over the next year to 18 months.

The Savonette field was discovered in 2004 by the Chachalaca exploration well and began production in 2009 through a normally unmanned platform. Based on the success of the Savonette 4 well, bpTT is proposing to drill a further two development wells into the Savonette reservoirs.

Norman Christie, regional president of bpTT, said: “This is exciting news for both bpTT and the industry since this represents the largest discovery for bpTT since 2005.”

BP has a 100% working interest in Savonette 4.

11/20/2012

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