Oil major BP has hired Fluor for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Cassia compression project off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
Fluor said its scope included the design of a new offshore gas compression platform, new connecting bridge and modifications to the existing Cassia hub. The platform will compress gas produced from the existing Cassia platforms.
“Fluor has 50 years of experience developing some of the world’s most complex offshore projects, including several BP facilities in Trinidad and Tobago,” said Mark Fields, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Americas. “In addition, our Stork division currently provides maintenance, modification and asset integrity services to BP’s offshore assets there.”
FEED activities are expected to be completed in 2017 with first gas expected in 2020. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the first quarter of 2017.
BP Trinidad and Tobago operates in 904,000 acres off Trinidad’s east coast. It has 13 offshore platforms and two onshore processing facilities.
Earlier in April, the company announced the start-up of the Trinidad Onshore Compression (TROC) project – one of seven upstream projects the British oil giant plans to bring online in 2017.