ECMA Development Gas Pipeline

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East Coast Marine Area Development Pipeline, also known by its initials ECMA, is a gas pipeline off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Dolphin, Dolphin Deep, and Starfish gas fields in the Caribbean Sea to the Beachfield receiving terminal on Trinidad's southeastern coast.

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The ECMA Development Pipeline runs through the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA), which comprises the Dolphin, Dolphin Deep and Starfish gas fields off Trinidad's east coast. The Dolphin field is located in block 6(b), the Dolphin Deep field is located in block 5(a) and the Starfish field straddles blocks 5(a) and E.[3]

The 97-kilometer pipeline connects the Dolphin platform with the Beachfield receiving terminal onshore, which further connects to National Gas Company’s 76km onshore Cross Island Pipeline stretching from Beachfield to the Atlantic LNG Terminal at Point Fortin.[3]

BG Group, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, originally operated the ECMA jointly with Chevron Trinidad and Tobago Resources.[1] In 2017, Royal Dutch Shell acquired Chevron's interest in the ECMA and assumed 100% ownership.[2][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) Development - Offshore Technology | Oil and Gas News and Market Analysis". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Form 20F: Royal Dutch Shell plc (pp 25, 28)". US Securities & Exchange Commission. December 31, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Dolphin Deep delivers gas offshore Trinidad and Tobago, Offshore, Dec. 1, 2006
  4. "BG Turns On the Taps at Dolphin Deep Offshore Trinidad and Tobago". Rigzone. July 19, 2006.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Shell to acquire Chevron's Trinidad assets | Argus Media". Argus Media. May 31, 2017.

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