SOCAR: Elimination of accident at Bulla Deniz field nearing completion
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 21 /Trend E. Ismailov/
The process of elimination of the accident on a well at the Bulla Deniz offshore field is nearing completion, head of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, Rovnag Abdullayev told journalists.
According to him, basically all works have already been conducted as part of the preparatory process for connection of the well.
In particular it is planned to install a preventer on the well, when weather conditions improve. This will allow connecting the well to the network.
"The process of elimination of the accident at the well is at final stage," Abdullayev said.
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.