BP recommissions well at Shah Deniz Field
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 7 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
BP recommissioned a well this week on an offshore platform that was closed earlier for repairs, an inside oil and gas source told Trend this week. BP is the technical operator of the project to develop the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz offshore gas condensate field.
"The well has been recommissioned and production is underway on all four wells," the source said.
He added that BP is continuing to drill a sixth production well on the field. Its depth is 5,960 of a designed 7,000 meters. Although drilling has been suspended at the sixth well, technical work is underway to allow drilling to recommence. Drilling is expected to end by late 2010.
Earlier, a 10-inch casing meter was laid at a depth of 5,690 meters.
Currently, gas production is executed from four wells. Daily gas production from the platform at Shah Deniz is roughly 20 million cubic meters.
After drilling the SDA-06 wells, BP will start drilling the sidetrack of an earlier canned well, the source told Trend.
The contract to develop Shah Deniz was signed June 4, 1996. Participants are BP (operator) - 25.5 percent, Statoil Hydro - 25.5 percent, NICO - 10 percent, Total - 10 percent, LukAgip - 10 percent, TPAO - 9 percent, and SOCAR - 10 percent.
Gas is transported to Georgia and Turkey via the South Caucasus Pipeline.
Peak production is forecast at over 8.6-9 billion cubic meters. Gas production may be brought up to 25 billion cubic meters per year under the second stage of development.
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