LNG's Train 4 starts production 2006
||BP in Trinidad and Tobago operating in since 1961|
LNG Expansion: Trains 2 & 3
ALNG operated) 2002
Pipeline Project (BP operated)
BP Working interest: 100% 2002
|Atlas Methanol Plant 5,000 tpd (tonnes per day)||LNG purchase by BG Gas
supply to BG LNG Services for Lake Charles
|Kapok Field Development
BP Working Interest: 100%
Train 4 starts production
By OGJ editors HOUSTON, June 5 2006
Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad & Tobago has begun LNG production from its $1.2 billion Train 4 at Point Fortin, Trinidad. The plant, commissioned earlier this year, has been transferred to Atlantic LNG 4 following a performance test by Bechtel Corp., which handled engineering and construction.
Train 4 has production capacities of 5.2 million tonnes/year of LNG and 12,000 b/d of natural gas liquids, increasing Trinidad and Tobago's total LNG capacity to 15 million tonnes/year (OGJ, Feb. 27, 2006, Newsletter).
Atlantic LNG owners are BP (Barbados) Holding SRL, 37.78%; BG Trinidad LNG Ltd., 28.89%; Repsol YPF SA, 22.22%; and NGC LNG (Train 4) Ltd., 11.11%.
BP has been operating in Trinidad and Tobago since 1961. We are the largest energy company in Trinidad and Tobago and the largest single foreign investor in the country. In 2003, when Atlantic LNG Trains 2 and 3 and Atlas Methanol are fully operational, BP's gas production is expected to increase to ca. 2 bcf/d from 1.2 bcf/d in 2002. Liquids production in 2002 was ca. 67,000 b/d.
Trinidad LNG Trains 2 and 3 are each designed to produce 3.3 million tpa (tonnes per annum) of LNG from approximately 0.6 bcf/d of inlet gas, and use the same technology as the existing Train 1. The LNG is sold to Spain and the US.
BP will supply 62.5% of the gas to Trains 2 and 3. Train 2 has been in operation since August 2002 and Train 3 is planned to start-up in mid 2003.
BP and its Partners are currently discussing with the government of Trinidad and Tobago a potential fourth LNG Train.
Project (BP operated) BP Working interest: 100% 2002
The Bombax pipeline is a 48" offshore pipeline which is designed to deliver gas to Trinidad's east coast from BP's gas fields offshore SE Trinidad. It is BP’s largest diameter marine pipeline worldwide and one of the largest in the world. Existing onshore pipelines take the gas to the LNG plants at Point Fortin on the west coast. Combined with the Kapok/Cassia B Hub, Bombax creates an optimal infrastructure for future gas demand growth for Trains 2 and 3 and with planned capability to expand up to 5 bcf/d. All construction activity is complete and pipelines are commissioned, ready for first gas in 2003.
|Atlas Methanol Plant
5,000 tpd (tonnes per day)
(partner operated) BP Working interest: 36.9%
The Atlas plant is a 5,000 tpd (tonnes per day) facility on Trinidad's west coast, using technology that is expected to produce methanol at a cost ca. 30% lower than the best existing facilities in the world.
BP will supply 100% of the 160 mmcf/d gas feedstock requirement when Atlas starts up, currently expected by early 2004.
The second SPA will be for the supply of LNG to the proposed LNG import terminal at Brindisi in Italy which is being developed by BG Group and ENEL. This supply arrangement is expected to begin approximately one year after Train 2 commercial operations start.
|LNG purchase by BG
Gas Marketing supply to BG LNG Services for Lake Charles
LNG to be purchased by BG Gas Marketing under the first SPA is intended to be supplied to BG LNG Services for the Lake Charles LNG import terminal in Louisiana, USA. This SPA will initially cover the entire output of ELNG Train 2 but will provide for volumes to be switched to Brindisi as outlined below.
Martin Houston, BG Group Executive Vice-President said: "These agreements will advance Egyptian LNG to the next stage of its development and open up new export markets. Egypt is rapidly emerging as a global liquefied natural gas player and is set to become, in 2006, the world's seventh largest LNG exporter and the fourth largest in the Atlantic Basin. The fast track development and ability to secure gas markets is a major achievement for BG Group, its partners and the Government of Egypt."
The Sapphire field in the BG-operated West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) Concession, offshore the Nile Delta, will supply the gas for Train 2. Award of the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the development of the Sapphire field is expected in July 2003.
Trinidad and Tobago enjoys prime access to Atlantic LNG markets, an advantaged infrastructure position and a proven record of exploration and delivery. BP aims to continue building on its integrated position through development of our gas reserves, and a continued supply to LNG markets.
Water depth: 75m
Kapok is an offshore gas project forming part of an integrated upstream development to increase BP's gas supply capability as ALNG Trains 2 and 3 and the Atlas Methanol Plant are brought on stream. It also provides for potential further expansion of ALNG beyond Trains 2 and 3. The Kapok field is planned to be developed via a normally unmanned satellite platform to a new Central Processing Unit or Hub (Cassia B). Peak Production is expected to be around 1 bcf/d, though the Cassia B Hub is being designed to have the ability to process 1.6 bcf/d of gas and 50,000 b/d liquids, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world. This will maximise value by enabling future developments to be tied in to the Cassia B Hub at a lower incremental cost, optimising the capital efficiency of developing our large gas resources in Trinidad. The Kapok Project is due to deliver first gas in 2003.
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