Factors affecting oil output at Azerbaijan’s Gum Deniz revealed

Oil&Gas Materials 6 November 2018 11:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.6

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Crude oil production at Azerbaijan’s Gum Deniz field in the third quarter 2018 continued to be affected by a delay in carrying out workovers to reactivate wells from refurbished platforms 409 and 412 in the south Gum Deniz due to the late delivery of heavier rigs ordered in 2017, US Greenfields Petroleum Corporation said in its report.

Reportedly, Bahar Energy Operating Company (“BEOC”) mobilized these rigs to the offshore in early August 2018 and is currently rigging up another newly arrived A80 rig on the onshore GD-601 well to confirm its capabilities before relocating it to offshore platforms.

In the Gum Deniz, five successful recompletions were conducted to mitigate production declines in two key wells, said the company.

“In addition, twelve well services were performed mostly for sand cleanouts and replacement of electric submersible pumps (“ESP”). Two workovers and one recompletion were underway at the end of the quarter. BEOC plans to equip seven additional wells with ESPs powered by onsite power generation,” said Greenfields Petroleum.

Greenfields Petroleum Corporation is a junior oil and natural gas company focused on the development and production of proven oil and gas reserves principally in Azerbaijan. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Bahar Energy Limited (BEL), the corporation owns an 80 percent interest in the Exploration, Rehabilitation, Development and Production Sharing Agreement (the “ERDPSA”) with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan ("SOCAR") and its affiliate SOCAR Oil Affiliate (“SOA”) in respect of the offshore block known as Bahar Gum Deniz (the “Bahar Project”) which includes the Bahar Gas Field and the Gum Deniz Oil Field.

The Bahar Gas Field consists of 45 offshore platforms including a central processing and metering platform to gather the gas for onward transport through a three 12-inch pipelines to the shore-based gas and liquid handling facilities. The platforms, in most cases are built on 24 to 30 pilings each in an average water depth of about 16 metres.

A total of 203 wells were drilled in Bahar Gas Field prior to 2010. More than 100 of these wells remain available for BEOC to utilize at its discretion in current or future operations. Currently 10 of these wells are producing natural gas.


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