TOFCO to relocate some Juniper fabrication; first gas on track for 2017

July 16, 2015

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC confirms that the company has accepted a proposal from TOFCO to relocate fabrication of the Juniper platform’s jacket and piles from TOFCO’s  yard in La Brea to a fabrication yard in Texas, USA. Fabrication of the Juniper topsides will continue at La Brea.

TOFCO was awarded the contract for the fabrication of the Juniper jacket, topsides and piles in September 2014. The proposal to relocate some of the fabrication work was presented by TOFCO in order to preserve the project schedule. The proposal has been accepted by all stakeholders involved, including Technip, BP, and government officials.

Under the new approach, the topsides, currently being fabricated at TOFCO at La Brea, will be completed at the TOFCO yard with an estimated date of completion of Q4 2016. The construction of the jacket will be managed by TOFCO and will be done at a third party fabrication yard in Texas. 

Keeping the project on schedule and maintaining the commitment to first gas in 2017 is a key priority for bpTT and other stakeholders involved in the project. Gas from the Juniper facility is important to satisfy gas contract obligations in 2017 and beyond, and a delay in the project could have negative effects on gas consumers and government revenues. 

BP Trinidad and Tobago remains committed to the development of Trinidad and Tobago, and ensuring that local content is maximized and will work closely with its contractors, Technip and TOFCO to ensure that the project remains on track for completion and in accordance with BP’s safety standards.

Juniper Topsides: - Fabricated at TOFCO, Trinidad - Deck Weight: 4,530 S.T

Juniper Jacket: - Fabricated in Texas - Dry weight installed – 5775 S.T.

Note to editors:

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

•	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. 
•	Juniper will become bpTT’s 14th offshore production facility. 
•	Drilling commenced in 2015 and first gas from the facility is expected in 2017.
•	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. 
•	In September 2014 Technip USA was awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the jacket and topsides. The contract also includes the offshore installation of subsea equipment for the Juniper project. 
•	In September 2014, Technip awarded the fabrication of the Juniper jacket, topsides and piles to TOFCO.
•	BPTT operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. 

Further information:

Elyse Guevara-Harris, bpTT:  +1 1868 728-4476

Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374

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