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BPTT begins gas production from Serrette

Release date:
26 August 2011

BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) today announced the start of natural gas production from the Serrette field, offshore Trinidad. Serrette is located in 280 feet (90 metres) of water off Trinidad's south east coast. BPTT holds a 100 per cent interest in the field.


Serrette is a normally unmanned installation (NUI). It was locally designed by Fluor Summit Engineering and constructed locally at the Trinidad Offshore Fabricators (TOFCO) yard in La Brea, south Trinidad. It is the fifth platform to be built locally using the standardized "clone" approach which has allowed bpTT to deliver these platforms with increased efficiency and significant local content. The Serrette platform and jacket were installed in 2010.


With Serrette, bpTT now has production from 13 offshore Trinidad platforms.


Production from Serrette is tied into bpTT's Cassia B hub via a 26-inch diameter, 32-mile long pipeline. The platform is expected to average 400 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd) of gas and associated condensate from five wells. Production from this facility will supply the domestic market and Atlantic LNG's liquefaction plant for export as LNG to international markets, such as the US and Europe.


BPTT President Norman Christie said: "The completion of Serrette demonstrates our commitment to local content. BPTT is proud to continue the tradition of local design and fabrication that we initiated with the Cannonball platform in 2001. We have also been able to refine the standardization concept by applying the lessons learned to improve design and delivery of each platform."

Further information:



Danielle Jones, bpTT, +1 868 623 2862 ext 5772

Luis Araujo, bpTT, +1 868 623 2862 ext 5355

Mark Salt, BP London Press,+44-(0)20-7496-4076

Notes to Editors


BPTT operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. It has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities and produces an average of 450,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.


Last month BP was awarded 100 per cent interest in two new deepwater exploration and production blocks (blocks 23(a) and TTDAA14) by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.


Facts on the Serrette platform:


  • Project Sanctioned : May 2009
  • Platform design: 5th locally designed and constructed standardized platform. Serrette is a Normally Unmanned Installation (NUI), 9 well slot, 4 leg skirt pile jacket. Tied into Cassia B Hub via existing pipeline wye at Mango.
  • Design Capacity: 1 BCFD
  • Production: Peak deliverability of at least 400 mmscfd
  • Water depth: 280 feet
  • Processing Hub: Cassia B
  • Installation: Pipeline - January 2010, Platform - April 2010