BPTT plans scheduled outage in preparation for Juniper

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (“bpTT”) will be undertaking a planned turnaround (TAR) with an associated production outage at its Mahogany Bravo (B) offshore hub in August 2016 to facilitate the tie-in of the Juniper export line. This is to facilitate the 2017 start-up of the new Juniper development, which is bpTT’s first subsea field development.

The Mahogany Bravo installation serves as a hub for the Mahogany Alpha and Savonette platforms that are tied back into this facility. The Juniper platform (currently being fabricated) and its corresponding subsea infrastructure will tie into Mahogany Hub network following the TAR.

BP Trinidad and Tobago has a dedicated project team that is leading the planning and execution of this turnaround to ensure that the work is executed as safely and efficiently as possible. BP Trinidad and Tobago is also working with the National Gas Company (NGC) and other industry stakeholders to minimize the impact to gas supply to downstream.

Critical maintenance work on the facility will also be executed during this TAR to ensure the safety and reliability of the facility. This activity must be undertaken to ensure compliance with both industry and BP standards and statutory requirements. Some of the maintenance work will include: Juniper subsea installation, large bore valve change outs, critical vessel inspections, upgrade to the basic process control system (BPCS) and other reliability improvement activities.

During the 33-day TAR, the Mahogany Hub Bypass Project will also be executed which will allow the Mahogany Bravo facility to be taken offline to facilitate vessel inspections whilst allowing production from Savonette and Mahogany Alpha to continue. 

Note to editors:
BP Trinidad and Tobago operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. The company has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.

Further information:

Elyse Guevara-Harris, bpTT: +1 868 740-2766
Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374