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 gas field off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Royal Dutch Shell (50%), Chevron Corporation (50%)[2]
  • Current capacity: 275 million cubic feet per day[3]
  • Length: 95 km / 59 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2006[4]


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. The 96-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 Atlantic LNG at Point Fortin. BG Group, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, operates the ECMA with a 50% interest, while Chevron Trinidad and Tobago Resources holds the remaining 50% stake.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) Development" Offshore Technology, accessed August 2018
  2. "East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) Development - Offshore Technology | Oil and Gas News and Market Analysis". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  3. 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.

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