Exploration & Production

Trinidad recovers, but glory days are over – Ramnarine

Trinidad & Tobago’s gas production is bouncing back, but the country is unlikely to recapture the levels achieved in 2010 Trinidad & Tobago’s gas production is bouncing back, but the country is unlikely to recapture the levels achieved in 2010.
By Chris Noon 11 January 2018 0 29047
Trinidad's Atlantic LNG plant. (Shell)

Trinidad and Tobago’s fortunes are turning. The country’s gas production increased by more than 17% month on month in November, to 103 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d), lifting output at the country’s Atlantic LNG liquefaction plant. 

Former Trinidadian Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine has forecast this trend will continue in 2018, with gas production increasing by 6% year on year. But he warned the country would have to get used to a long-term gas production level that hovers just below 100 MMcm/d.  

“We should close 2017...