BP signs Juniper construction contract

"We are pleased that local companies and local labour can continue to benefit along all stages of project development” - bpTT president Norman Christie

September 4, 2014

Port of Spain: BP announced today that it is moving forward at pace with the award of a key contract for the development of the Juniper project. Following the announcement of the sanction of the Juniper project in August 2014, BP has awarded a contract to Technip USA for the engineering, procurement and construction of the jacket and topsides of the new Juniper platform to be located off the south east coast of Trinidad. The contract also includes the offshore installation of subsea equipment for the Juniper project. 

BPTT facilitated the establishment 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 significant 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. 

Juniper will be the sixth platform to be built by bpTT in Trinidad and Tobago, and construction is due to commence in 4Q 2014. 

Norman Christie, President of BP Trinidad and Tobago said “The construction of the Juniper facility in Trinidad and Tobago will allow for the leveraging of local capabilities in fabrication and other energy services for the long term benefit of the local energy sector. We are pleased that local companies and local labour can continue to benefit along all stages of project development.”  

Drilling is due to commence in 2015 and first gas from the facility is expected in 2017. 

• The Juniper facility will be a Normally Unmanned Installation (NUI) and will take gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 360 feet. 
• The development will include five subsea wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 590 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd). 
• Gas from Juniper will flow to the Mahogany B hub via a new ten kilometer flow line. 
• BPTT operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. 

Danielle.Jones@bp.com  or Luis.Araujo@bp.com

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•	Following the signing of the contract with BP, Technip officials are greeted by BPTT President Norman Christie, BP COO Production, Bernard Looney and Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy of Trinidad and Tobago. 
•	In the Photo (L to R): Selwyn Lashley, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy,  Dave Valentine - Technip, Norman Christie, President - BPTT, Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy – Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Bernard Looney, COO Production - BP, David Davis - Technip, Cary David - Technip