Sunday 23 February, 2020

BHP finds hydrocarbons in Boom 1 well

BHP’s Angostura facility off Trinidad and Tobago; Source: BHP

BHP’s Angostura facility off Trinidad and Tobago; Source: BHP

BHP Petroleum Trinidad and Tobago has announced it has found hydrocarbons in a well-called Boom – 1, which was spud on August 28, 2019.

Hydrocarbons are a compound of hydrogen and carbon, such as any of those which are the chief components of petroleum and natural gas.

According to the BHP Operational Review for Q3 2019, evaluation and analysis are ongoing.

The report states that Boom-1 was one of two additional exploration wells drilled in the Northern licences as a part of Phase 4 of the deepwater drilling campaign. The other well that was drilled, Carnival-1 turned up empty.

The Carnival-1 well was spud on September 30, 2019, and was eventually declared a dry hole.

“This completed the exploration program on the Trinidad and Tobago Northern licences and BHP has indicated that Phase 4 of the deepwater drilling campaign in Trinidad and Tobago is complete.”

This is the first dry well the company has drilled in its Northern licences and Boom-1 makes it five out of six successful wells.

BHP says evaluation and development planning studies of the discoveries are ongoing.

Both wells were drilled at a water depth of more than 2000m. The Invictus drillship was used and the vessel will return to the US Gulf of Mexico to continue work for BHP.

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