ALL FIVE subsea trees required for the Juniper project have arrived in Trinidad and Tobago, BP subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) announced.
Located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad the Juniper project is bpTT’s first subsea field development.
BPTT said the subsea tree is a complex configuration of valves and sensors installed on the wellhead to monitor and control the flow of hydrocarbons.
Each tree weighs around 76 tonnes.
Assembled and tested at the OneSubsea fabrication plant in Johor, Malaysia, the trees are among the largest and heaviest ever built, according to bpTT.
Components and materials were sourced from various locations around the world including Malaysia, Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany.
After being offloaded at the Labidco yard for testing, the trees will move to the offshore location for the bpTT Juniper field, the company said.
Drilling of the five Juniper subsea wells began in 2015 and was completed in March 2016.
Completions activities currently in progress will take place by the fourth quarter 2016.
The Juniper project will have a production capacity of approximately 590 million standard cubic feet a day (mmscfd) of gas, with first gas from the facility is expected in 2017.
BPTT regional president Norman Christie said BPTT has committed to maintaining investment in Trinidad and Tobago, and to further develop the offshore acreage once the investment climate continues to support further investments in the upstream.