DeNovo Energy Ltd, part of the Proman family of companies, has delivered first gas from its Zandolie field.
The unmanned minimum facility is DeNovo’s second offshore field development to be completed in Block 1 (a) on the west coast of Trinidad, a statement from the company said yesterday.
“DeNovo has once again proven its commitment to increasing Trinidad’s national gas supply by safely and quickly developing stranded and marginal gas reserves. With an investment of USD 52 MM, Zandolie was completed within 31 months amidst the pandemic,” the statement said.
It explained that Zandolie is a single well, conductor-supported platform with a nameplate capacity of 40 MMSCFD.
The field development builds off the existing Iguana Infrastructure enabling a more compact topside structure that is lighter and more efficient.
According to the company the space saving achieved also minimises the use of steel in the design allowing for a modular design and greater use of local fabrication services.
“The ground-breaking integration of renewable resources makes Zandolie the first design of its kind in T&T. Powered by wind and solar, the 100 per cent renewably powered platform was also fully fabricated in country, affirming DeNovo’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and maximising local talent and resources,” it also noted.
Minister of Energy Stuart Young commended DeNovo. He said, “The story of local fabrication and skills as well as personnel used for Zandolie proves that it can be done. I encourage DeNovo to continue pursuing opportunities for increased gas production in T&T and look forward to more success from you.”
DeNovo’s Managing Director, Bryan Ramsumair also noted that this critical milestone in the company’s second field development highlights the drive by the team to constantly improve and learn.
He added, “We pushed ourselves to deliver a greener and more local platform. The result is that the Zandolie platform is a local fabrication which is 100 per cent powered by renewable energy – and which will minimize the carbon footprint of our operations.”
Ramsumair said it is also the company’s intention to on a regular basis keep acquiring access to new acreage for more projects like this.
“With Zandolie, DeNovo is demonstrating that our future energy industry can be done locally and with a lower carbon footprint – both aligned to the country’s development objectives,” he added.
Claus Cronberger, Managing Director Proman T&T and Chairman of DeNovo also noted the first commercial gas supply from Zandolie is a significant accomplishment.
“Across the Proman family of companies, we have always been driven by innovation and the use of best-in-class technology in our facilities, and Zandolie exemplifies this thinking,” he said.
Cronberger added that the teams at DeNovo and Proman T&T and its local contractor partners, have done an outstanding job delivering this world-class facility.
“Together we have achieved a significant first for T&T, demonstrating our drive to enhance the competitiveness of the local energy sector, increase the security of our country’s gas supply by developing stranded gas reserves, and continuing to deliver opportunities to grow local talent,” Cronberger said.