BP completes maintenance work on Shah Deniz platform in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.8 / Trend, S. Aliyev /
BP has completed all scheduled work on the platform of Shah Deniz gas-condensate field and prepares to open wells, the company told Trend on Wednesday.
On Feb.7, Azerbaijan suspended gas supply to Georgia and Turkey via the South Caucasus gas pipeline due to technical problems on a platform.
As BP Azerbaijan, technical operator of the field development, told Trend on Tuesday, during the planned maintenance work in the power system of Shah Deniz platform an automatic shutdown system of the platform went off, as a result all the processes were suspended on it.
Production from all four wells was also suspended, the company said.
During the operations on the platform safety of personnel and equipment was fully ensured.
Reserves of Shah Deniz field are estimated at 1.2 trillion cubic meters of gas.
The contract to develop the offshore Shah Deniz field was signed June 4, 1996. Participants to the agreement are: BP (operator) - 25.5 percent, Statoil - 25.5 percent, NICO - 10 percent, Total - 10 percent, LukAgip - 10 percent, TPAO - 9 percent, SOCAR-10 percent.