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    BP kicks off production at Cassia C platform off Trinidad & Tobago


It is BP's largest offshore facility in the country. [image credit: BP]

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BP kicks off production at Cassia C platform off Trinidad & Tobago

BP announced on November 29 it had delivered first gas from its Cassia C compression platform off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago – its biggest offshore facility in the country.

BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) will use Cassia C to extract low-pressure gas from the Greater Cassia area, delivering at peak 200-300mn ft3/day of supply.

"First gas from Cassia C is an important milestone for BP in Trinidad and Tobago," BPTT president David Campbell said in a statement. "This first offshore compression facility will allow us to unlock new resources and bring much-needed gas to market."

Production will fulfil BPTT's supply commitments, and help supply Trinidad and Tobago's LNG and petrochemical industries, the company said.

Cassia C's jacket was built at the Trinidad Offshore Fabricators yard in 2020, while its topside was constructed at the McDermott yard in Mexico and was installed last year.

The launch of Cassia C comes after BP sanctioned the Cypre offshore gas development off Trinidad and Tobago in late September – a project due to come on stream in 2025 and deliver 250-300mn ft3/day of gas at peak. The final investment decision was anticipated in 2020, but was postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.