SOCAR to advance new facility construction in mid-2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb 22/ Trend E.Ismaylov/
By mid-year, the SOCAR Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jacket Factory will complete a block and platform modules in the shallow part of the Guneshli marine oil and gas field, a SOCAR source told Trend on Wednesday.
The platform's block was built a long time ago and repair works are carried out today, the source said. The company constructs 12 modules and Neftegasstroy constructs two modules.
"The factory should complete the work and prepare the entire structure for departure to sea," the source added.
The entire platform construction process must be completed before the year's end.
The platform is designed to drill four oil and eight gas wells and will be installed at a depth of 140-150 meters. A drilling rig, a helipad, a modern apartment block, a home block, a modern fire station, a control and management system, a biological cleaning installment and other equipment will be installed on the platform.
The platform will be resistant to nine-point earthquakes.