BP’s Cassia C development in Trinidad and Tobago has delivered first gas, the company said on Nov. 29.

Cassia C is BP’s Trinidad and Tobago unit’s (bpTT) first offshore compression platform and its biggest offshore facility. It will enable bpTT to access and produce low-pressure gas resources from the Greater Cassia Area. The platform is connected to the existing Cassia hub, about 35 miles off Trinidad’s southeast coast. 

Cassia C is expected to produce, at peak, about 200-300 MMscf/d of gas. Production will go toward meeting bpTT’s gas supply commitments and sustaining Trinidad and Tobago’s LNG and petrochemical industries.

“First gas from Cassia C is an important milestone for BP in Trinidad and Tobago,” said David Campbell, bpTT president. “This first offshore compression facility will allow us to unlock new resources and bring much-needed gas to market.” 

Ewan Drummond, bp senior vice president for projects, production and operations, said, “Cassia C is a great example of BP’s resilient hydrocarbons strategy in actionproviding the energy the world needs now and helping us invest in the energy transition.”

The Cassia C platform’s jacket–its legs and supporting frame–was built at Trinidad Offshore Fabricators (TOFCO) and installed in 2020. Its topside structure was built in the McDermott fabrication yard in Altamira, Mexico, and installed in 2021. 

The Cassia C project is part of bpTT’s Area Development Plan, which outlines the direction and pace of the company’s activities to develop hydrocarbon resources in its licensed marine acreage in Trinidad and Tobago. The plan includes a combination of exploration, development projects and activities focused on maximizing production from bpTT’s acreage.