RDS Company to design drilling modules within large oil project in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 28 / Trend, A. Badalova /
Before 2013, KCA DEUTAG engineering division, RDS will conduct the detailed designing of drilling modules, as well as operations to support the construction and commissioning them for a new platform within theChirag oil project, envisaging oil production increase on the "Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli" field, KCA Deutag said.
The contract for these operations, worth $ 30 million, was previously signed with the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC).
Chirag oil project envisages construction of a new platform "West Chirag", to be installed at a depth of 170 meters between existing production platforms "Chirag" and "Guneshli.
The estimated investments in the project hit $6 billion.
The expected daily volume of Azeri Light oil from the new platform, to be built within increase of oil production, will be 183,000 barrels. The expected daily volume of oil from the new platform will exceed 6.5 million cubic meters. The estimated daily volume of gas injection into the platform layer will be 2.3 million cubic meters.
Chirag envisages the construction of a new platform called "West Chirag," the construction of pipelines and the performance of other activities on Guneshli. The platform will be installed at a depth of 170 meters between the already-running Chirag and Guneshli production platforms.
Advance boring within the project will cover the second half of 2010 - the first half of 2012. The Dede Gorgud Rig will perform the drilling. The project is expected to get oil in 2013.
Some 300 million barrels of crude oil is planned to be produced within implementation of the project.
ACG participating interests are: BP (operator - 34.1 percent), Chevron (10.2 percent), SOCAR (10 percent), INPEX (10 percent), StatoilHydro (8.6 percent), ExxonMobil (8 percent), TPAO (6.8 percent), Devon (5.6 percent), ITOCHU (3.9 percent), and Delta Hess (2.7 percent).