Cannonball, the first platform designed and constructed in Trinidad and Tobago, produced its first natural gas earlier this month and at full production in the next few weeks will ramp up to about 800 MMcf/d, BP plc reported.

According to subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT), the $250 million facility is expected to provide about 25% of its total production, and the Cannonball gas wells will be among the most productive of BP’s worldwide portfolio. The platform is located about 22 miles off the coast of Galeota Point, Mayaro in 231 feet of water. BP said it is one of the world’s highest gas-rate unmanned platforms.

“This is a project of many firsts for bpTT,” said Robert Riley, bpTT CEO. “Cannonball has built a legacy of sustainability through the creation of distinct indigenous businesses in two sectors in Trinidad and Tobago — platform design and engineering and fabrication. It also demonstrates our capacity to deliver a major project from start to finish here in Trinidad and Tobago.”

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