Shell announces first gas delivery from offshore well

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:30

Shell Trinidad and Tobago has announced it has achieved first gas from one of its developments in the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA).

Shell said in a statement issued Monday, that it delivered first gas from its first well in its Dolphin Extension Campaign ahead of schedule.

The Dolphin development will consist of three production wells when completed.

“Shell aims to build a stronger competitive position in Trinidad and Tobago through our existing assets and by delivering on our commitment to provide new energy options for the country,” said Derek Hudson, vice president and country chair, Shell Trinidad and Tobago.

“We have the acreage and the technical capability to achieve this growth aspiration, as we’ve proven with the recent Dolphin and Starfish successes,” he added.

Shell's Starfish development, which achieved first gas earlier this year, and Dolphin development projects were both accelerated following the acquisition of Chevron’s assets in the ECMA which gave us full operation of the upstream value chain.

Both developments will supply gas to the LNG and petrochemical markets in Trinidad and Tobago.