EPIC project for Trinidad's offshore operator November 29, 2018

Morrison Successfully Completes EPCIC Project for Trinidad’s Newest Offshore Operator

Morrison has successfully completed the DeNovo EPCIC project on a landmark development offshore Trinidad and Tobago. Morrison was awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) contract from Trinidad and Tobago’s newest upstream operator, DeNovo Energy Limited (DeNovo).

The project included the fabrication, installation and mechanical completion of:

  • A Conductor Supported Platform (CSP)
  • Offshore subsea pipeline and platform tie-in
  • Pipeline shore crossing and onshore connection for gas processing
  • Final pre-commissioning and commissioning of integrated systems

Work scope for the Iguana field development included facilities for three development wells installed through a Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) and a 45 kilometer, 14-inch diameter subsea natural gas export pipeline connecting the Iguana CSP to a newly constructed onshore gas processing unit on the Port Lisas Industrial Estate, with commissioning for first gas delivery.

The Iguana field remained undeveloped for over 34 years until DeNovo became the operator in 2016, and is the first gas development campaign in the Gulf of Paria. The water depth at the Iguana platform is ~27 meters (88.6 feet). Morrison safely and innovatively managed the unique offshore and shore crossing conditions to complete this development in record time, and successfully installed and commissioned the pipeline and offshore facility in October 2018.

Morrison was able to achieve 80 percent local content and safely delivered the project with more than 370,000 combined man-hours while achieving zero recordable incidents (0-TRIR). Morrison worked closely with its joint venture partner, Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Unlimited (TOFCO), in the support of many aspects of this project including the hook up through mechanical completion.

Chet Morrison, CEO, commented, “Tailoring the equipment to the specific demands of this milestone project, we provided an optimized solution. Our team also applied rigorous problem-solving techniques to complete a complex and challenging shore approach. Working with a compressed schedule, our flexibility and adaptability enabled us to design and secure Trinidad’s first gas-to-market in an accelerated fashion.”

Joel M. C. Pemberton, DeNovo founder and CEO, said,

“Partnering with Morrison enabled DeNovo to successfully deliver this first fast-track development in Trinidad and Tobago with technical excellence. The high-risk shore crossing through an environmentally sensitive area was safely managed, exceeding the expectation of the regulatory agencies. Utilizing the TOFCO base in La Brea ensured strong global collaboration while maximizing the local capacity for project execution. Throughout the process, Morrison was versatile and creative in providing a range of solutions to unexpected challenges. The focus on constructability by the Morrison team supported a streamlined, practical approach to project delivery which ultimately maximized overall project efficiency.”


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DeNovo is a Trinidad and Tobago independent upstream operating company focused on monetizing proven natural gas reserves for use in the petrochemical sector.  DeNovo’s model is to acquire top talent and resources and collaborate with all stakeholders for the common good; evolve in a constantly changing world whilst delivering on core objectives in line with our values; and sustain a robust and profitable business which enhances Trinidad and Tobago.  For more information, visit: www.denovo.energy.