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Trinity Exploration & Production
25 November 2021
 

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Trinity Exploration & Production plc

("Trinity" or "the Group" or "the Company")

 

Approval for Galeota FDP

 

Trinity Exploration & Production plc (AIM: TRIN), the independent E&P company focused on Trinidad and Tobago, is pleased to announce that it has received approval for the Field Development Plan ("FDP") for the Galeota Asset Development ("GAD") Project from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries ("MEEI"). The comprehensive and relatively quick approval by the MEEI review team, against the background of the pandemic, is extremely helpful and provides a suitably matured development concept which can be reviewed by potential funding partners as part of the farm-down process.

 

The FDP is focused on the Phase 1 development of the Galeota licence, which has the potential to add additional peak production of c4,000 bopd on the submitted development concept. More recent dynamic modelling has indicated that intra-year peak production could be significantly higher, at up to 7,000 bopd.

 

As previously stated, the FDP development concept comprises the installation of a low cost eight well conductor supported platform ("Echo"), a new pipeline from Echo to shore, with the existing Trintes platforms tied in, and "T" sections installed for the potential development of TGAL NE (Foxtrot) and Trintes SW (Golf) areas in the future. The contingent resources estimated to be developed as part of the Echo development concept are facilities constrained, due to large volume of oil initially in place, so - in parallel with progressing the farm down - Trinity is working on both a 10 and 12 well slot platform development solution.

 

It is expected that Echo would be powered from shore with tiebacks to the existing Trintes platforms. As there is no offshore power generation planned (i.e. no diesel and no generators), and given that the platforms will be unmanned, the development would have a nominal carbon footprint when compared to standard offshore developments.

 

It is also worth noting that a large proportion of Trinity's total tax loss position (cUSD 165 million of USD 237 million as at YE 2020) can be applied to the Galeota field development, which further underpins its economics.

 

The Company's focus in relation to the Galeota asset development, during the remainder of Q4 2021, will be to work with its adviser to commence a formal marketing process for a farm-down which encompasses the current Trintes Field production, the Echo Field Development and the Foxtrot and Golf appraisal areas.  The process is expected to commence during December with a duration of approximately six to nine months. We will keep the market updated as the farm-down process progresses.

 

Jeremy Bridglalsingh, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

 

"We would like to thank the MEEI for their comprehensive and speedy response to our FDP submission. Their approval is a critical milestone as we move towards a Final Investment Decision ("FID").  The next milestone on the critical path is to commence the farm-down process in early December.  The Competent Person's Report will be finalised in advance of this process, and will form a key assurance document within our Data Room.

 

"We are pleased by the feedback from the MEEI as to the quality of the FDP submitted, and are encouraged by their view to consider increasing the facility size to increase the recoverable reserves.

 

"We are continuing to work assiduously on a number of fronts as we move towards FID at the earliest opportunity and are extremely excited by the potential of this development. We believe that the quality of the asset and project maturity, the potential for meaningful fiscal incentives for the sector and the applicability of a significant proportion of our tax losses to Galeota make it a highly attractive opportunity.

 

"Furthermore, the agreement of a new 25 year Licence earlier this year, and the associated improvement in the commercial terms governing Galeota, were crucial milestones that should further enable Trinity to attract funding partners as part of a farm-down process and move towards a FID."

 

Enquiries

Trinity Exploration & Production plc

+44 (0)131 240 3860

Jeremy Bridglalsingh, Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Mackenzie, Corporate Development Manager




SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser and Financial Adviser)

+44 (0)20 3368 3550

Mark Brady

James Keeshan

 


Cenkos Securities PLC (Broker)


Leif Powis

Neil McDonald

+44 (0)20 7397 8900

+44 (0)131 220 6939



Walbrook PR Limited

+44 (0)20 7933 8780

Nick Rome/Nicholas Johnson

trinityexploration@walbrookpr.com

 

 

About Trinity ( www.trinityexploration.com )

Trinity is an independent oil production company focused solely on Trinidad and Tobago.  Trinity operates producing and development assets both onshore and offshore, in the shallow water West and East Coasts of Trinidad. Trinity's portfolio includes current production, significant near-term production growth opportunities from low risk developments and multiple exploration prospects with the potential to deliver meaningful reserves/resources growth.  The Company operates all of its nine licences and, across all of the Group's assets, management's estimate of the Group's 2P reserves as at the end of 2020 was 19.55 mmbbls. Group 2C contingent resources are estimated to be 31.06 mmbbls. The Group's overall 2P plus 2C volumes are therefore 50.61 mmbbls.

 

Trinity is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker TRIN.

 

 

 

 

 

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