SOCAR speeds up closure of gas blowout of emergency well in Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
SOCAR (the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) is preparing to cut off the unusable flange connection at the emergency wellhead at Bulla-Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, according to a statement released by the State Oil Company on Friday.
According to the statement, for now in the framework of preparation to cut the flange connection, cutting system delivered from USA, is being installed in the construction site of SOCAR.
After completion of the cutting process, the works will start to assembly the wellhead and to direct gas to the gas transportation system
The 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, there were no casualties.