New gas wells hailed as important to T&T

January 20, 2014

New wells being drilled from BP Trinidad and Tobago’s Savonette platform have been described as extremely important to Trinidad and Tobago’s gas production by bpTT Regional President Norman Christie.

Christie was joined by Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs Kevin Ramnarine for a tour of the Savonette platform and Rowan EXL II drilling rig on January 18. 

Christie said: “The latest well on Savonette is of significant importance to both BP and Trinidad and Tobago. By the time we’re finished drilling on this facility it will be producing close to one billion cubic feet a day of gas. It’s significant from a revenue generation standpoint, from a job creation standpoint and it’s something about which both BP and T&T should be proud.”

The Savonette 6 well was drilled to a depth of 18,270 feet by the Rowan EXL II rig. The well is currently being prepared to be brought into production by the end of January. It was one of two wells planned after the success of Savonette 4 which was drilled in 2012. Savonette 5 came on stream in 2013.

The Savonette platform is one of bpTT’s five locally designed and manufactured platforms using a standardized design.

Minister Ramnarine said: “This rig and the adjacent platform are very critical to Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.”

BPTT is currently drilling the Savonette 7 well as part of its drilling programme for 2014.

Note to editors:

BPTT operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. An affiliate company BPEOC also has production sharing contracts for 899,000 acres in two deepwater blocks off the north east coast. BPTT has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.

Further information:

Danielle Jones, bpTT: +1 868 497-4747
Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374