Trinidad and Tobago
highlights of operations
Chevron, through our subsidiary Chevron Trinidad and Tobago Resources SRL, explores for and produces natural gas in the waters off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
We contribute to the development of the country’s energy industry through our activity in the Dolphin, Dolphin Deep and Starfish natural gas fields in the East Coast Marine Area and our activity in the Manatee Field, which is part of the Loran Manatee cross-border unit development with Venezuela.
Natural gas is supplied to the domestic market and is converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Atlantic LNG plant for export to markets worldwide.
Chevron is also active in the community, working with partners to enhance the economy of Trinidad and Tobago and to improve education and economic development in the country.
exploration and production
The East Coast Marine Area off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago plays an important role in Chevron’s global exploration and production program.
Chevron has a 50 percent nonoperated working interest in three blocks in the East Coast Marine Area. They include the Dolphin, Dolphin Deep and Starfish natural gas fields.
The Dolphin Field consists of a 13-well platform, the Dolphin Deep Field consists of two subsea wells tied back to the Dolphin platform, and the Starfish Field consists of three subsea wells tied back to the Dolphin Platform. In 2016, net daily production from the three fields averaged 74 million cubic feet of natural gas. These volumes were sold under long-term sales contracts to supply the domestic market and for LNG exports.
Chevron also has a 50 percent operating interest in the Manatee Area of Block 6(d). This discovery is a single cross-border field with Venezuela’s Loran Field in Block 2. Cross-border agreements between the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela have been signed, and in 2016, work continued on maturing commercial development.
Chevron also has a 50 percent interest in an LNG marketing and transportation company, Trinlng Ltd, which ships and sells LNG to markets worldwide.
Chevron markets lubricants under the Chevron® brand through distributors in Trinidad and Tobago for consumer, commercial and industrial use.
in the community
In Trinidad and Tobago, our social investment strategy is aimed at strengthening local communities through programs that deliver measurable results. Our portfolio of programs strives to help improve the quality of life in the communities where we operate.
Road safety awareness
Motor vehicle safety is one of our highest priorities because it’s vital that employees and contractors achieve safe operations and get to work and back home safely. With our business partners, we strive to increase road safety awareness for all through initiatives that foster a road safety culture. Chevron spreads the message in schools and communities across the country through the Safety Bus Program, a mobile unit that visits elementary, middle and high schools. In 2016, 6,000 children benefited from this program. Also during 2016, we helped develop a multimedia campaign to educate the public on the risks of speeding, texting and drinking while driving.
Green Garden Project
In Palo Seco, in southern Trinidad and Tobago, Chevron sponsors a rehabilitation center for women. This project provides intervention treatment for women with addictions and helps them develop skills in sustainable agriculture and fish farming.
record of achievement
Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, began operating in Trinidad and Tobago in 1912, marketing gasoline and refined oil products.
In 1956, The Texas Co., as Texaco was then known, acquired Trinidad Oil Co., a petrochemical plant, oceangoing tankers and other assets.
Trinidad was made the headquarters for our rapidly expanding Caribbean and Latin American marketing operations.
During the 1960s, Texaco discovered oil in the Navette and Goudron fields and successfully bid on new exploration blocks. The Dolphin Field was discovered in 1976, followed by the Ibis, Kiskidee, Pelican and Oilbird fields off Trinidad’s east coast in the early 1980s.
After signing a gas sales agreement in 1993, Texaco partnered with field operator BG to develop Dolphin. Following the government’s acquisition of the Point-a-Pierre Refinery, exploration and production became our major focus in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 1996, natural gas from the Dolphin Field began to supply domestic markets. In 2006, the first natural gas from Dolphin Deep was delivered through the Beachfield gas processing facility on the southeast coast of Trinidad to LNG processing facility Atlantic LNG Co., in Point Fortin.
Chevron signed a sales agreement in 2007 to supply the domestic market with an additional 220 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Drilling of five additional wells to supply gas for the new contract began at Dolphin in 2008. The wells began producing natural gas in late 2008, with all five wells completed by early 2009.
Chevron successfully drilled an exploratory well in Block 6(d) of the Manatee Field in 2005. This field is an extension of the six shallow gas sands discovered in Venezuela’s Loran Field, just a few miles away. In 2007, an overarching treaty was signed by the governments of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. In 2010, the two governments signed the Loran/Manatee unitization treaty.
In 2006, Chevron worked with partners to build a 60-mile (96-km) pipeline to transport produced natural gas from the Dolphin platform to the Beachfield gas processing facility, which was built at the same time, on the southeast coast of Trinidad. The Beachfield facility supplies gas to the Atlantic LNG processing facility at Point Fortin through the cross-island pipeline. Chevron sold its interest in the pipeline in 2010.
In 1998, the Starfish Field was discovered in the East Coast Marine Area. The natural gas development came on line in December 2014, with first production coming from the Starfish 6 well.
Chevron Trinidad and Tobago Resources SRL
Ravi Bajaj, Country Manager
1st Floor Maple House
3A Sweet Briar Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone: +1 868.822.6150
Fax: +1 868.622.1596
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