Seismic survey to be held at one of blocks in Caspian Sea soon

Oil&Gas Materials 13 March 2019 12:32 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 13

By Kheyraddin Nasirzade – Trend:

Norway’s Equinor will hold seismic survey at Ashrafi-Dan Ulduzu-Aypara block of prospective structures in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea in July 2019, Jens Olav, project manager for geophysical operations at Equinor, told Trend.

On March 12, the company held public hearings on environmental impact assessment (EIA) of seismic survey at Ashrafi-Dan Ulduzu-Aypara block.

2D/3D seismic survey on this structure is expected to last 42-45 days (8-9 days for 2D and 34-36 days for 3D).

A seismic vessel, along with security and auxiliary vessels, will be involved during the survey.

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Statoil Azerbaijan (part of the Equinor group) signed a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for the Ashrafi-Dan Ulduzu-Aypara (ADUA) exploration area on May 30, 2018.

The ADUA exploration area is located around 50 kilometers east of Baku, around 14 kilometers to the east of Azerbaijani mainland (Absheron peninsula), and approximately 7 kilometers to the east of Azerbaijan’s Pirallahi and Chilov islands, in water depths varying between 20 and 225 meters.