SOCAR completes some operations within construction of technological platform in Guneshli
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 5 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
Baku Deep Water Jacket Plant named after Heydar Aliyev will complete construction of one of blocks of technological gaslift platform for Guneshli field in late January 2010, SOCAR said.
"The operations to construct the block are under completion. The operations will be fully completed by late January," a source said. Height of the block is 101 meters, weight - 2,100 tons.
SOCAR's Neftegazstroy trust constructs 3,000-ton-second block on the basis of supporting block Guneshli-20 unused since 1990. This block was fully repaired.
Construction of a new platform aims to support stabile production in Guneshli developed by SOCAR independently.
SOCAR's major volume of oil and gas production falls on this field.
This platform will be put into operation in 2011.
This platform will be installed in Guneshli on the depth of 90-92 meters, 50 meters of existing Guneshli-4 platform. A foot bridge will connect the platforms.
A social infrastructure, including a living block, a dining-room, a reserve oil-rig and helipad will be common for both platforms in accordance with the project.
The topsides of the new platform will be used for technical needs. A new gaslift station, consisting of eight cars will be built there. The gas pressure of 125 atmospheres will be pumped into reservoirs with the help of this station.
The major volume of production in this field is implemented by gaslift method.
The project of hydro technical bearing was prepared by SOCAR's scientific-research and design institute Neftqazelmitеdqiqatlayihе.
Both bearing blocks are planned to be sent and installed in January-February 2010. Topsides including compressor station and the entire industrial infrastructure will be designed and manufactured overseas.
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