SOCAR to replace equipment at Bulla-Deniz emergency well
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 20 /Trend, E.Ismayilov/
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is preparing to replace equipment burned out in the emergency well at the Bulla-Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, Rahman Gurbanov, SOCAR vice-president of oil-gas production and transportation, who also heads the special commission for eliminating the outcome of the Bulla-Deniz accident told Trend on Friday.
According to him, the extinction of the well is not a problem. The main task in the process of elimination of the accident's outcome is the completion of preparations and subsequently the closing of the well.
"Currently preparations are being carried out to replace the entire equipment which was burned down at the opening. After completion of this process, the well will be closed and discarded," Gurbanov said.
According to him, the approximate daily debit of the well where the accident occurred is 2.5-3 million cubic meters, but the data can be refined after connecting to its collector.
Fire engulfed exploration well No.90 in the north-east wing of Bulla-Deniz on August 17. The sea depth at the field is 26.5 metres.
According to SOCAR, ignition happened during drilling at a depth of 5868 metres.
An open gas blowout took place at 23:30 local time, August 17 which was followed by fire.
All 62 workers who were at the platform were evacuated to the shore and there were no casualties.