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posted 24 Jun 2016, 06:37 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 24 Jun 2016, 06:38 ]
Tony Bedassie 
is an oil worker 
at Trinmar
Petrotrin/Trinmar has invested $Billion refurbishing the fields at South-West Soldado. Structures have been refurbished and new wells have been drilled and capped. To date we have seen absolutely no return on this investment. 
The reason, we have been told, was that the existing flow lines needed changing out for which a contract was subsequently reported as having being signed.

In the interim, a Mobile Offshore Production Facility was being constructed into which we would flow our wells. This was expected to increa
se our production by some 6000 barrels of oil per day.

Now that the facility is between 80 and 90% complete we are being told that the idea has been scrapped. This has given rise to litigation being considered by those contracted to build and supply the facility.

More importantly, one must question the actions of those in charge with respect to their unstated agenda.

It was widely rumoured that Well Services was chosen by the previous regime to be given South-West Soldado to operate under a lease operatorship agreement. The players often change in this country but the game remains the same.

Are there plans to once again lease out this field? Or is it that the plan has never been changed?

Within the existing operation, already plagued with aged infrastructure, we have a pipeline which carried gas to Point Lisas being deemed un-usable. Cost of repairs to which has been estimated at $200M. The company has therefore decided to cease gas sales: A direct loss to our revenue stream.

Not having settled negotiations for at least two terms, it is fair to say that when these settlements are reached, we will well be on the road to becoming unsustainable and indeed a burden on the treasury. Strong leadership is needed at this time and by people who have our interests at heart - the real stakeholders being us the workers. Be warned and be prepared or else we will all stand the consequences of our in-actions.