BP’s Juniper platform departs for offshore Trinidad

The Juniper platform has set sail for the southeast coast of Trinidad where it will be installed as BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC’s 14th offshore installation.

The $2-billion Juniper project, sanctioned in 2014, comprises a platform made up of jacket, piles, and topsides, and corresponding subsea infrastructure that will be installed 50 miles offshore in 360 ft of water (OGJ Online, Aug. 14, 2014). It is the sixth platform that BPTT fabricated in Trinidad and Tobago.

As BPTT’s first subsea field development, Juniper will have a production capacity of 590 MMscfd, which will flow through the Mahogany B offshore hub.

The Juniper topsides were fabricated at Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Co.’s (Tofco) fabrication yard in La Brea, Trinidad, and measure 145 ft tall to the top of the helideck and weigh about 5,100 short tons. The jacket and piles, fabricated at Gulf Marine Fabricators in Aransas Pass, Tex., sailed to Trinidad in December. The jacket measures 389 ft tall and weighs roughly 5,200 short tons.

The platform installation is being handled by the Thialf, the largest deepwater construction vessel operated by Heerema Marine Contractors.

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