Brownfield works expected at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of fields

Oil&Gas Materials 6 February 2019 17:24 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.6

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Brownfield works will be undertaken on the Central Azeri (CA) and East Azeri (EA) platforms in Azerbaijan for the purpose of the Azeri-Central East (ACE) Project, which is the next stage of development of Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) block of oil and gas fields, Trend reports citing Environmental and Social Impact Assessment worked out by BP.

Shutdowns will be required on both the EA and CA platforms for the purpose of the brownfield works and tie-in of the subsea pipelines, according to the document.

BP says that the periods of shutdowns and flaring on the platforms will be minimized as far as practicable while allowing the modifications and tie-in activities associated with the ACE Project to be undertaken safely.

“It is currently planned to undertake the EA brownfield works between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 with the connection, tie-in and commissioning of the subsea cable scheduled for 3Q 2022, following ACE topside installation,” the document reads.

The contract for developing the ACG field was signed in 1994. A ceremony to sign a new contract on development of the ACG block of oil and gas fields was held in Baku Sept. 14, 2017.

The new ACG participating interests are as follows: BP - 30.37 percent; AzACG (SOCAR) - 25 percent; Chevron - 9.57 percent; INPEX - 9.31 percent; Statoil - 7.27 percent; ExxonMobil - 6.79 percent; TP - 5.73 percent; ITOCHU - 3.65 percent; ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) - 2.31 percent.


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