Azerbaijan, Baku, May 6 / Trend /
Engineering-geological ship "Zohrab Veliyev" of the Caspian Sea Oil Fleet of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) dispatched the structure" Nursultan" in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea. The ship plans to carry out engineering-geological work,
SOCAR's statement says.
According to the contract signed between the SOCAR's Geology and Geophysics Department and Latvian "Morinjgeologiya", work in underway on the structure with soil probing and study, along with engineering-geological work, to determine the composition of the soil and its firmness for the installation of offshore platforms and other large objects.
The Geology and Geophysics Department plan on drilling three geological and engineering wells, with a depth of 30 meters, and an engineering-geological well, with a depth of 80 meters, at the drilling site. Also, with probing, the department will conduct drilling work in the amount of 25 meters. Specialists will extract nine study samples from the drilled wells.
The "Nursultan" structure is located at block "N" in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.
The N block is located 75 kilometers south of the Aktau city on the Caspian Sea. The block area is more than eight square kilometers.
The block consists of major (western) and shell-sea (eastern) parts. The water depth of the field ranges from 0 to 340 m. The deepest part is in the southeastern region of the block.
KazMunaiGas (KMG) is the operator of the "N" project (51 percent). Other participants are the U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips (24.5 percent) and the Arab state investment company Mubadala (24.5 percent).