Offshore Pipeline Completed Off Trinidad

September 2011, Vol. 238 No. 9

National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago President, S. Andrew Mc Intosh announced completion and commissioning of the 59-mile, 36-inch North-Eastern Offshore (NEO) pipeline.

The project was deemed complete when the 36-inch control valve at the Abyssinia Accumulator Station was opened May 10 to allow natural gas from BHP Billiton’s Angostura Field, located off Trinidad’s Northeast Coast, to flow into NGC’s onshore natural gas transmission network.

The pipeline, which has a capacity of 1.2 Bcf, will initially take 220 MMscf/d from BHP Billiton and include a tie-back to EOG Resources’ Toucan Platform from which natural gas will be exported in December. The project began in 2007, taking four years to complete at a cost of US $450 million.