Shell supplies first gas from Barracuda project off Trinidad

LNG giant Shell said it has launched production on Block 5C, known as the Barracuda project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

The project located in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) will deliver gas for domestic purposes and to the Atlantic LNG plant in Point Fortin where Shell has stakes in each of the four trains.

Barracuda is a backfill project with about 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day or 140 mmscf/d of sustained near-term gas production, Shell said on Thursday.

In addition, the project’s peak production would reach about 40,000 boe/d or 220 mmscf/d.

The project comprises two subsea wells, one in the Endeavour field and the other in the Bounty field. Both are tied back to Shell’s Dolphin platform.

According to Shell, these are two of the deepest development wells in Trinidad and Tobago with a depth of 6,096 meters and 4,877 meters.

Moreover, this project marks Shell’s first greenfield project in the country and one of its largest in Trinidad and Tobago since the BG Group acquisition.

Also, Shell now looks to deliver the four-well development project in Block 22 and NCMA 4, known as the Colibri project. This is a joint venture with Heritage Petroleum.

The firm expects first gas from Colibri in 2022.

“Today’s announcement strengthens the resilience and competitiveness of Shell’s position in Trinidad and Tobago,” said Maarten Wetselaar, director of integrated gas, renewable and energy solutions.

“This is a key growth opportunity that supports our long-term strategy in the country as well as our global LNG growth ambitions,” he said.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Delfin plans to take FID on first floating LNG producer in Q2

Delfin Midstream, the developer of a floating LNG export project in the Gulf of Mexico, is expecting to take...

QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil update on Golden Pass LNG work

QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil continue to make progress in building their $10 billion Golden Pass LNG export plant on the...

ExxonMobil working on larger Rovuma LNG export project in Mozambique

US energy giant ExxonMobil has boosted the capacity of the planned Rovuma LNG onshore terminal in Mozambique and is...

More News Like This

Shell appoints new head in Australia

LNG giant Shell has appointed Cecile Wake as the new head of its Australian unit. Wake will succeed Tony Nunan...

Shell and Zim wrap up first LNG bunkering op in Jamaica

LNG giant Shell and Israel's shipping firm Zim have completed the first LNG bunkering operation in Jamaica as part...

Mexico Pacific seals another LNG supply deal with Shell

A unit of LNG giant Shell has signed another long-term deal to buy liquefied natural gas from Mexico Pacific,...

India’s GAIL and Shell ink LNG pact

India’s largest gas utility GAIL and LNG giant Shell are joining forces to collaborate in various fields, including LNG...