SOCAR prepares for geological works in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 21/Trend, E. Ismailov
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is preparing to begin exploratory-geological works at promising structure Nursultan in the Kazakh national sector of the Caspian, a SOCAR source reported on Thursday.
The source said engineering-geological ship "Zohrab Veliyev" in several days will leave for the Kazakh national sector of the Caspian where it will carry out one month-long part of exploratory-geological works envisaged by the terms of the contract with the Kazakh side.
"The works assume the drilling of wells to determine sea bottom steadiness," the source said.
The works will be carried out regularly till the end of the year.
Structure Nursultan is located at H block in the Kazakh national sector of the Caspian.
H block is Kazakhstan's oil and gas field situated 75 kilometers south of Aktau in the Caspian Sea. The area of the field is 8,100 square kilometers.
The block consists of two parts: main (western) part and shelly (eastern) offshore part. Sea depth within the field's boundaries reaches to 340 meters. The deepest water section is located in the field's southeastern part.
Project H operator is KazMunaiGaz (51 percent). Other participants are US ConocoPhillips (24.5 percent) and Mubadala Development Company, the Arab state investment company (24.5 percent).