BP’s Juniper project successfully begins gas production in Trinidad
BP has announced the successful completion of its Juniper project in Trinidad, with gas having been produced from what is BP’s first subsea development.
“Delivered on schedule and under budget, Juniper is a major milestone in BP’s more than 50 years of investment in Trinidad and Tobago,” said Bernard Looney, Chief Executive of BP’s upstream business.
Juniper is BP’s 14th offshore platform in Trinidad and further enhances the country as a key hub for the firm. BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) revealed back in April its onshore compression project was up and running, and has recently both sanctioned the development of the Angelin gas fields and announced two further discoveries in the region that could lead to future expansion.
“The safe start-up of production from Juniper is a proud moment for BPTT, and further demonstrates our commitment to helping improve production capacity for Trinidad and Tobago,” said BPTT Regional President, Norman Christie.
“We thank the government, our contractors and the hundreds of team members across the globe that worked to safely bring Juniper on to production.”
The facility will be producing from the Corallita and Lantana fields which then flows to BP’s Mahogany Hub B via a 10km flowline that was put into production in 2016.
Juniper marks the fifth project now up and running of the seven that BP has planned for 2017, with the $2bn development expected to produce 590mn cu ft per day.
Global Offshore rebrands Enelift and invests in global hubs
Global Offshore has rebranded Enelift and will invest "a seven-figure sum" in establishing new support hubs in Houston, Dubai, Singapore, Perth and the Caspian during the next six months.
The investment will cover oil, gas and renewables, mainly concentrating on manufacturing capability with associated R&D, as well as in stock held in the hubs.
The company’s flagship Hinge Lok technology provides aluminium, non-welded light weight transportation cradle for casing and tubing. Enelift now plans to enhance its offering by augmenting its existing solutions with robotics and remote operational and training technology, which will reduce manpower for handling offshore equipment that is transported and stored using the Hinge Lok system.
Enelift is partnering with "a Japanese robotics company" and the technology will be trialed with "a Norwegian operator on a Norwegian drilling rig", according to a statement.
Operating from its bases in Aberdeen, UK and Esbjerg, Enelift was founded by 35-year industry veteran and Managing Director Paul Brebner 10 years ago to offer the offshore energy industries safe, reliable and efficient storage and transportation of equipment.
The expansion plans are bolstered by the appointment of Jim Clark of the Craigendarroch Group to Chairman, and Adam Maitland to Non-Executive Director. Maitland is the Managing Director of Hutcheon Mearns IF, and brings his wealth of expertise in the field of corporate finance.
Brebner said Enelift may be a new name in the market, but the experience it brings is "industry renowned".
"Our solutions are underpinned by safety that enables inefficiencies and their associated costs to be eradicated – meaning operational personnel can focus doing what they do best, safely. We remain committed to providing the safest storage and transportation solutions for equipment in the sector as we grow our global operations," he said.
Clark said the market is changing and its solutions fully support customers’ economic and safety aspirations.
"We are very well placed to take full advantage of increasing opportunities in the Middle East, Africa, Far East and Americas. Safety is our absolute commitment to our customers and our support hubs will facilitate this. Aligning our identity to our entire offering ensures that we will drive our expansion through new products and global support sites across the rest of this year."