With 13 offshore production platforms. We are the country’s largest hydrocarbon producer, accounting for about 60 per cent of the nation’s oil and gas production.
About 65 per cent of our natural gas is exported as LNG - the major portion of which goes to the United States. The other 35 per cent is sold for use as fuel or feedstock for local industry.
BPTT believes that the key to long-range sustainability is building local expertise in all areas of the national petroleum industry – from exploration for oil and gas to the design and construction of platforms and the installation of pipelines.
We continue to develop local capability through our investments in education and enterprise development. BPTT facilitated the birth of Trinidad and Tobago’s local offshore platform fabrication industry through the extensive use of in-country expertise to build the first offshore platform ever designed and constructed with over 40% local input. Following the commissioning of the Cannonball platform in 2005, four platforms – Mango, Cashima, Savonette and Serrette – were also locally designed and constructed with more than 80% of the labour performed by Trinidad and Tobago nationals.
In the field of social development, bpTT works closely with community organizations, the people and the government creating mutually beneficial relationships.
Our strongest focus is on interventions in education, arts and culture, environmental preservation, enterprise development and capacity building.
We are, for example, closely involved with the development of national skills in engineering, petroleum geosciences, and other areas of study at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Another outstanding example of our company’s commitment to education is the Mayaro Resource Centre, a former employee recreational facility which has been converted into a virtual campus, addressing the needs of the Mayaro community to tertiary levels
We are of course committed to safety in our operations and protection of the environment. Our commitment may be summed up simply: “no accidents, no harm to people, and no damage arising from the environmental impact of our operations, through ongoing training programmes and the reduction of waste, emission and discharges.”