Trinidad and Tobago: Honourable Stuart R. Young, M.P. – The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister conducted a meeting with the BHP Trinidad & Tobago Executives – Vincent Pereira- the Country Manager, and – Michael Stone, – incoming Country Manager.
The meeting was held on Tuesday, 4th May 2021. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss BHP’s plans in Trinidad and Tobago, including the ongoing transition from Mr Pereira to Mr Stone at the helm of BHP’s Trinidad and Tobago operations.
BHP Trinidad and Tobago informed Minister Stuart R. Young about the first oil production from the Ruby Field, ahead of schedule, which was encouraging news.
The Ruby Field is part of the Ruby-Delaware Field Development in Block 3(a) which will produce oil and natural gas resources using six (6) development wells with peak production rates expected at – 12,000 bopd and 80 mmscf/d of natural gas. All development wells are expected to be online at the start of Q3 2021.
The Minister Young further congratulated BHPTT on their safe operations in these challenging times and discussed several specific projects that he would like BHPTT to work on with the government which would be designed to secure the future of the energy sector.
In the meeting, both parties agreed to re-engage in a short time to pursue detailed discussions on the future of BHPTT projects in Trinidad and Tobago.
The meeting was conducted under strict Covid-19 protocols as listed by the World Health Organisation – WHO and the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
According to the statistics, Trinidad and Tobago have 11,471 active COVID-19 cases, so far, 8,733 people have been recovered from the mutant and a total of 179 people died because of the COVID-19 virus in T&T.