Time of commissioning purpose-build facility within Shah Deniz 2 revealed
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.8
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
UK EXPRO international oilfield service company will commission the new purpose-built facility within the second stage of development of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz field in December, the company's manager for Azerbaijan Andy Sadler told Trend.
“Commissioning is ongoing and we are still on track to start moving in during December,” he added.
The new facility has been constructed to enable EXPRO to deliver its products and services to clients operating within the Caspian region.
“Our long term plans are to build the business in Azerbaijan which the new facility is a key part of. This state of the art facility will demonstrate our commitment to our existing and potential clients,” said Sadler.
EXPRO has had a presence in the Caspian region since 2007, when it was awarded a contract to supply completion landing strings for Azerbaijan's Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of fields.
In 2014, EXPRO was awarded the contract to build landing strings for Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz Stage 2.
As part of the Shah Deniz 2 project, gas production will increase from 9 to 25 billion cubic meters per year. The produced gas will be exported to Turkey and the European markets through the expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline and the construction of the Trans-Anatolian (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic (TAP) gas pipelines.
A contract for development of the Shah Deniz offshore field was signed on June 4, 1996. The field's reserve is estimated at 1.2 trillion cubic meters of gas.
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