Rowley Tours Mento Platform

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Caption: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, centre, shakes hands with bpTT president David Campbell during a tour of the Mento platform at the TOFCO yard, La Brea. Also present were, from left, General Manager TOFCO Javed Mohammed; Managing Director EOG Resources Trinidad Ltd George Vieira; and EVP, gas and low carbon energy bp Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley toured the Trinidad Offshore Fabricators Unlimited’s (TOFCO) fabrication yard in La Brea on Wednesday where the Mento Platform is being constructed. 

The Mento development is a 50/50 joint venture between bpTT and EOG Resources Trinidad Limited (EOG), with EOG as the operator, a release by bpTT stated.

Dr Rowley was accompanied by representatives from EOG, bp and TOFCO including George Vieira, Managing Director, EOG; Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, executive vice president, bp, Gas and Low Carbon Energy, David Campbell, president, bpTT and Javed Mohammed, General Manager, TOFCO. 

David Campbell said, “It was an honour to host the Prime Minister along with my colleagues from EOG and TOFCO. Mento demonstrates the importance of collaboration in unlocking Trinidad and Tobago’s energy resources.”

“The partnership between bpTT and EOG has grown from strength to strength since our first joint development, EMZ in 2011. Mento will be the fourth joint venture development between bpTT and EOG and I look forward to working together as we explore future opportunities.”

Mento will be a 12-slot, manned facility located in acreage jointly licensed by bpTT and EOG off Trinidad’s southeast coast. First gas is expected in 2025.

Mento is the latest development being delivered through a joint venture between bpTT and EOG. Previous developments were:

  • EMZ – 2011
  • Sercan – 2016
  • Banyan – 2017 

BPTT and EOG continue to look for opportunities to develop resources in the Columbus Basin, the release stated.

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