BP CEO: BP committed to T&T

“We have been here for over 40 years and have built extensive infrastructure and steadily improved our understanding of the subsurface"

October 13, 2015

BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley reiterated BP’s commitment to Trinidad and Tobago during a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Nicole Olivierre on October 6.

Dudley visited T&T from October 5-6, during which time he also met with staff and contractor management and toured the Atlantic LNG facility in Pt Fortin.

The meeting with the Prime Minister focused on BP’s ongoing activities and investment plans. This included an update on the Juniper project which is expected to begin natural gas production in 2017. Also attending the meeting were bpTT Regional President Norman Christie and BP Chief Operating Officer, Strategy and Regions Andy Hopwood.

“Trinidad represents an important component of BP’s global operations,” said Dudley. “We have been here for over 40 years and during that time we have built extensive infrastructure and steadily improved our understanding of the subsurface. The activities we are currently undertaking and those still in the planning stages will enable us to maximize our recovery of hydrocarbons and to ensure the integrity and reliability of our infrastructure.”

T&T is among the top producers in BP’s operations worldwide.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and other stakeholders to foster the development of the local energy sector,” Dudley said. “There are several areas which require a collaborative approach, including safety. The meeting with contractor management was fruitful because it allowed us to emphasise our focus on safety of employees and contractors. This approach is crucial to ensuring that all activities are undertaken in a safe manner.”

Note to editors:

BPTT operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. BPTT has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.

Further information:

Danielle Jones, bpTT:  +1 1868 497-4747 danielle.jones@bp.com

Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374 luis.araujo@bp.com

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