Ocean Victory rig arrives in Trinidad to drill bpTT’s Juniper wells

The rig, which is capable of drilling to total depths of up to 25,000 feet, and in water depths of up to 6,000 feet, is under contract for an initial term of two years. It is expected to drill 5 subsea wells which will be tied into the Juniper platform.

May 12, 2015

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC announced today that the Ocean Victory semi-submersible drilling rig, owned and operated by Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago.  After taking on personnel, equipment and supplies, the rig will move to the offshore location for the bpTT Juniper field (location) located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad, where it is expected to commence drilling operations in mid-May.

The Juniper project is bpTT’s first in subsea field development, and will have a production capacity of approximately 590 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd). First gas from the facility is expected in 2017. 

The rig, which is capable of drilling to total depths of up to 25,000 feet, and in water depths of up to 6,000 feet, is under contract for an initial term of two years. It is expected to drill 5 subsea wells which will be tied into the Juniper platform. 

Ocean Victory has travelled 2168 nautical marine miles in 23 days from Mississippi, US. This will be the third rig in operation on bpTT’s offshore facilities, joining the SKD Jaya and the Rowan EXL II. 

BPTT Regional President Norman Christie said: “The arrival of the Diamond Ocean Victory rig is an important milestone in the execution of the Juniper campaign. In adding a third rig to our fleet, bpTT continues to demonstrate continued commitment to Trinidad and Tobago. This development is an important part of the future for bpTT because it will assist the company in meeting its natural gas commitments to the market.”



Note to editors:

The Juniper facility 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. Juniper will become bpTT’s 14th offshore production facility. Drilling is due to commence in 2015 and first gas from the facility is expected in 2017.

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: +1 868 497-4747
Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374 
Elyse Guevara-Harris, bpTT: +1 868 728-4476

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