The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and Shell Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Shell) have signed an amended Domestic Gas Sales Contract (DGSC) to incorporate a share of the natural gas volumes from the Shell-operated Manatee field once the project is sanctioned. The signing took place on September 22nd at Hilton Trinidad and Tobago Conference Centre, and was attended by The Honourable Stuart Young, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, along with the principals of both signatory companies. The amended DGSC will entitle NGC to purchase gas produced from one of the country’s largest offshore fields, to supply to the downstream sector across the medium term.
In 2019, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela executed an agreement to allow each country to independently develop its share of hydrocarbon resources from the Loran-Manatee Gas field, which straddles the maritime border between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. Shell and NGC are both working assiduously to monetise this reserve – Shell as the operator responsible for development and production, and NGC as the entity that will facilitate receipt and processing of the gas via its Beachfield facility.