SOCAR to close emergency well at Bulla Deniz platform
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 2 /Trend/
SOCAR (the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) has completed cleaning the drilling platform equipment at the Bulla-Deniz field where an accident occurred earlier, a SOCAR statement, published on Monday, reported.
Work was conducted using the crane ships Shirvan and Z. Tagiyev.
Measures to prevent the accident taken by SOCAR specialists and the Ministry of Emergency Situations are also involved the representatives of the American company Boots & Coots international company Well Control.
A decision was taken that the closure of the well will be carried out using the Qurban Abbasov crane vessel. Currently work is underway on the preparation of the ship.
The fire engulfed exploration well No.90 in the north-east wing of Bulla-Deniz on August 17.
The sea depth at the field is 26.5 metres.
According to SOCAR, ignition happened during drilling at a depth of 5868 metres.
An open gas blowout took place at 23:30 local time, August 17 which was followed by fire.
All 62 workers who were at the platform were evacuated to the shore, there were no casualties.