Plans on large drilling rig in Azerbaijan announced
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.29
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Caspian Drilling Company (CDC), which is the operator of Azerbaijan’s 'Dede Gorgud' floating semi-submersible drilling rig plans to use it for one of its projects in the Caspian Sea, a source in the country’s oil and gas market told Trend.
“Currently, ‘Dede Gorgud’ rig is in a warm stacked mode. The company plans to use it for further drilling work in the Caspian Sea,” said the source.
However, the source didn’t specify for which company and at which field the drilling rig will be used.
Earlier, ‘Dede Gorgud’ rig was used for drilling work at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of oil fields under the contract with BP.
In a warm stacked mode, rigs preserve their operability and can be put into operation immediately after signing a contract for using.
The ‘Dede Gorgud’ floating semi-submersible drilling rig, built in 1980, can work at a depth up to 500 meters, while the depth of drilling operations reaches 6,100 meters.
The Caspian Drilling Company (CDC, 92.44 percent of which is owned by Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR) is the operator of the ‘Dede Gorgud’ drilling rig.
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