BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) has started gas production from its Angelin development offshore Trinidad, marking the company’s third major startup this year.

The project, which BP (NYSE: BP) said was delivered on time and under budget, includes a new platform with a production capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet a day and four wells, BP said in a news release Feb. 26. Gas flows from the platform to the existing Serrette hub via a new 21-km pipeline.

The Angelin development is located 60 km offshore Trinidad. (Source: BP)
The Angelin development is located 60 km offshore Trinidad. (Source: BP)

“This safe and successful start-up, less than two years after sanction, is a credit to our BP teams and contractors,” BP Upstream Chief Executive Bernard Looney said in the release. “Angelin is BP’s 22nd new upstream project to come online in just over three years and reflects our commitment to do what said we would, safely and competitively.”

Angelin, discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995, is also BPTT’s first major project supported by ocean bottom cable seismic acquisition with advanced processing, which allows enhanced imaging reservoirs in the Columbus Basin offshore Trinidad, the company said.

The development is located offshore Trinidad a water depth of about 65 m.

"Angelin is the next step in fulfilling our long-term development plan in Trinidad and will play an important role in enabling us to deliver our production commitments, which could potentially include up to $8 billion of investment in several more major projects over the next 10 years,” BPTT regional president Claire Fitzpatrick added.