New off­shore plat­form com­mis­sioned in Caspian Sea

Azer News - - Front Page - By Narmina Mam­madova

A new off­shore plat­form No. 12 was com­mis­sioned at the Bulla-Deniz field in the Azer­bai­jani sec­tor of the Caspian Sea on De­cem­ber 24, Azer­bai­jani state-owned com­pany SOCAR re­ported.

Anew off­shore plat­form No. 12 was com­mis­sioned at the Bulla-Deniz field in the Azer­bai­jani sec­tor of the Caspian Sea on De­cem­ber 24, Azer­bai­jani sta­te­owned com­pany SOCAR re­ported.

Con­struc­tion of the plat­form be­gan in 2017 with the trust “Neftqaztik­inti”. As noted, one prospect­ing and four pro­duc­tion wells with an av­er­age depth of 6,300 me­ters will be drilled from the plat­form. A new off­shore plat­form No. 12 was com­mis­sioned at the Bulla-Deniz field in the Azer­bai­jani sec­tor of the Caspian Sea on De­cem­ber 24, Azer­bai­jani state-owned com­pany SOCAR re­ported.

It is planned to pro­duce 2.5 mil­lion cu­bic me­ters of gas and 500 tons of con­den­sate from these wells every day.

SOCAR Pres­i­dent Rov­nag Ab­dul­layev noted that within 11 months SOCAR man­aged to in­crease pro­duc­tion lev­els.

“New plat­forms, like the “Bulla Deniz-12”, built on the ba­sis of mod­ern tech­nolo­gies, will en­sure the sus­tain­abil­ity of our suc­cess. We are proud that we can build and in­stall plat­forms that meet the high­est en­gi­neer­ing and tech­no­log­i­cal re­quire­ments on our own. This sug­gests that SOCAR was formed as a mod­ern global com­pany in all ar­eas,” said Ab­dul­layev.

Bulla Deniz field is lo­cated 10 kilo­me­ters south-east of the San­gachal-Du­vanny-Khara-Zira field. The op­er­a­tor of the de­vel­op­ment is SOCAR.

Bulla Deniz is es­ti­mated to con­tain 17 bil­lion cu­bic me­ters of nat­u­ral gas, and SOCAR has been de­vel­op­ing the field since 1975.

The struc­ture was dis­cov­ered in 1957 as a re­sult of seis­mic ex­plo­ration, and deep ex­ploratory drilling be­gan here in 1965. How­ever, the first 17 wells were not fully drilled due to dif­fi­cult ge­o­log­i­cal con­di­tions. The oil and gas po­ten­tial of the field was dis­cov­ered as a re­sult of drilling well No.18 in 1973.

Azer­bai­jan has a large num­ber of oil fields and promis­ing struc­tures in the Caspian Sea. The over­whelm­ing part of oil pro­duced in Azer­bai­jan falls on Az­eri-Chi­rag-Gu­nashli (ACG) block, which cov­ers an area of more than 432 square kilo­me­ters.

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