Baker Hughes conducts stimulation works at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli: Tommy Kassem

Baker Hughes conducts stimulation works at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli: Tommy Kassem

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.7

By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:

Trend's interview with Tommy Kassem, VP Oilfield Services, Russia Caspian Baker Hughes

Question: How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect the business of Baker Hughes in Azerbaijan? Which measures are being taken by the company to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID-19 on its work in the country?

Answer: As an essential business, Baker Hughes has continued to operate and deliver for its customers through the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting how and where we work locally and globally. Our priority has remained protecting the health and safety of our employees, while minimizing operational disruption for our customers.

This situation remains fluid and unpredictable, but we have had crisis management teams in place from the start of the pandemic in order to safeguard our people and the communities in which we operate, and to ensure business continuity.

The health and safety of our employees in Azerbaijan and around the world remains our top priority. We are continuously adapting the way we work in this pandemic, for example by moving to remote working wherever possible, leveraging remote and virtual technologies and adopting a rigorous approach to site preparedness.

Q.: What are your ongoing projects in Azerbaijan? Could you please provide latest updates on each of them?

A.: Baker Hughes is a proud partner to the oil & gas industry in Azerbaijan and contribute to the national economy. Of particular note are our on-shore and off-shore projects with SOCAR and BP as well as collaboration across drilling technologies and chemicals.

Our partnerships help take energy forward in Azerbaijan by supporting talent development in the oil & gas sector in the country. This includes Baker Hughes’ recent donation of cutting edge JewelSuite software worth $1million (USD) to Baku Higher Oil School, to help students model the Caspian Basin.

Baker Hughes hosted our flagship Energy Forward event in December 2019 for the first time in Azerbaijan. This event brought together industry leaders from across the region to discuss the latest oil & gas industry trends relating to productivity, efficiency and safety.

At this event, we signed a memorandum of understanding on developing and implementing of a concept for lean well drilling. This concept will enhance effectiveness in upstream operations in new wells we will be reporting on our joint achievements in due course.

We also signed a manufacturing agreement for chemical blending with SOCAR's Oil and Gas Research and Design Institute paving the way toward production of localized reagents at SOCAR’s existing plant in-country. This will drive better results in upstream and downstream and will have long-term strategic benefits for Azerbaijan.

Q.: In which projects are you currently working in particular with Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR?

A.: Baker Hughes has a strong and strategic partnership with SOCAR working extensively across production, lean drilling and chemicals projects; among other projects. We see our relationship with SOCAR as essential to supporting the development of the national industry of Azerbaijan.

Q.: Are you continuing well stimulation work at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block? Could you please update on the work underway there by your company?

A.: Following our successful deployment of a Stimulation Vessel in 2018 – 2019, Baker Hughes has recently conducted stimulation works on an additional two wells at the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block. Our operations team was able to significantly improve the expected oil rate through a Baker Hughes chemicals solution.

US warns Iraq about possible shutdown of embassy in Baghdad
US warns Iraq about possible shutdown of embassy in Baghdad
13 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian troops
13 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian troops
Wildfires in California grow to 3.6 mln acres
Wildfires in California grow to 3.6 mln acres
Loading Bars
Latest
US warns Iraq about possible shutdown of embassy in Baghdad
13 Boko Haram militants surrender to Nigerian troops
Wildfires in California grow to 3.6 mln acres
Israel reports 3,926 new COVID-19 cases, 231,026 in total
US urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease hostilities immediately
Massacre in Mexican bar leaves 11 people dead
5.3-magnitude quake hits 6 km ENE of Masagua, Guatemala
Armenia confirms lose of several occupied regions of Azerbaijan
Iran assigns more credit to develop Kermanshah Province
Power plants put into operation in Iran's Khuzestan Province
Energy Community: Georgia has big potential to become regional gas trading center
President Ilham Aliyev: We are on right path, we are defending ourselves, we do not lay claim to anyone else's lands
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office: Measures being taken to bring Armenian servicemen to justice
President Ilham Aliyev: I warned Armenia
President Ilham Aliyev: I congratulate all people of Azerbaijan!
President Ilham Aliyev: Army building always top priority of my activity
Azerbaijani president: As result of our focused, tireless efforts, world has broad picture of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict today
Azerbaijani president: Several occupied Azerbaijani settlements have been liberated
Azerbaijani president: There is high morale in all our military units, formations
President Ilham Aliyev: Everyone in their place, are ready to support our army and state at any time
Azerbaijani president: Armenia once again shows that its policy of aggression against Azerbaijan continues, this policy shows fascist essence of Armenia to whole world
Azerbaijani State Service for Mobilization: Martial law does not mean immediate mobilization
Qatar reports 234 new COVID-19 cases, 125,084 in total
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Ammunition depot of Armenian armed forces destroyed (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan to appeal to int'l organizations to hold tribunal over Armenia
Defense ministry: Azerbaijani armed forces destroy lot of manpower and military equipment
President Ilham Aliyev signs Decree declaring martial law
Turkish Foreign Minister: Armenia once again gets response on battlefield
EU official Joseph Borel expresses serious concern over situation in region during phone call with Azerbaijani MFA
Assistant to president: Azerbaijani army achieves major strategic advantage by liberation of Murovdag
Hikmat Hajiyev: Azerbaijani armed forces continue to liberate occupied territories
Polish MFA expresses deep concern with reported military clashes around Nagorno-Karabakh
MFA: Iran ready to employ all of its capacities to help establish a ceasefire
Five members of Azerbaijani family killed as result of Armenian shelling
Azerbaijani, Turkish MFAs hold telephone conversation
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry urges international community to condemn Armenian official’s racist and chauvinist statement
Armenia confirms 16 people killed
Pakistani MFA: Armenia must stop its military action to avoid further escalation
Azerbaijani MFA, EU Special Representative for South Caucasus hold phone conversation
Turkish MFA: We will remain with our brothers, Azerbaijani Turks, till end
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office: Number of wounded among civilians reaches 14
Azerbaijan's political parties issue joint statement on Armenian provocation against Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani, Russian MFAs hold phone conversation
Azerbaijan introduces martial law
Defense ministry: Armenian armed forces fleeing battlefield leaving combat vehicles behind (VIDEO)
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Murovdag peak of Murov mountain system liberated
PM Pashinyan urges Armenians to flee from Nagorno-Karabakh region to Armenia
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale September 28
Defense ministry: Azerbaijani military command proposes Armenian garrison in Agdere to surrender
EEAS High Representative: Return to negotiations of Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement needed urgently
Azerbaijani parliament make decision to introduce martial law
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price still rising
UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Crucial that Armenia and Azerbaijan heed calls for de-escalation, calm
Azerbaijani president: Armenia will be held accountable for this crime
NATO deeply concerned by large-scale military hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone
ICRC calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to take all measures necessary to ensure that civilian life and infrastructure respected, protected
Iran expands volume of gas reserves
Azerbaijani defense minister: Armenian armed forces retreating suffering big losses
Ukrainian MFA deeply concerned with escalation of conflict between Armenia, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh issues statement on Armenia’s recent attack (VIDEO)
MFA: Georgia express readiness to contribute to de-escalation of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict
Azerbaijani president: I have said several times, including from UN platform recently, that Armenia preparing for new war, and Armenia must and will be stopped
Israel-Azerbaijan International Association urges Armenia to stop occupation policy
President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan will never negotiate with puppet junta regime
Azerbaijani president: Ours is the cause of justice, we will win
Azerbaijani president: Armenia received their punishment this time again and will continue to receive it
France reiterates its commitment to reaching negotiated and lasting settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict
Turkish president phones Azerbaijani president
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office calls for return to ceasefire around Nagorno-Karabakh
German Federal Foreign Office appeals to end hostilities within Nagorno Karabakh region
President Erdogan: Turkey with all its capacities close to Azerbaijan
Assistant to president: Security Council holds meeting chaired by Azerbaijani supreme commander
Iran reveals its COVID-19 data for September 27
Azerbaijani parliament to hold meeting
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry shared video footage from battlefield
Azerbaijan confirms 132 more COVID-19 recoveries
Azerbaijani Defense Ministry: Armenian armed forces’ defense line broken through, 7 villages liberated from occupation
Kazakhstan's MFA calls to abandon use of force, start negotiations
Council of Europe Secretary General calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to immediately stop hostilities
Hajiyev: Azerbaijani people united around supreme commander
Hikmat Hajiyev: Armenians distributing old videos
President of European Council appeals for military action to stop within Nagorno Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office: 9 wounded civilians hospitalized
Azerbaijani BestComp Group wins CISCO Corporation's tier-one partnership
Weekly review of Azerbaijan's transport sector
Georgia president: Very concerned with resumption of hostilities between Armenia, Azerbaijan
Turkish Parliament Speaker: Armenia - terrorist state that threatens not only Azerbaijan
Turkish ambassador: Turkey has always been and will be next to Azerbaijan
Defense ministry discloses villages liberated by Azerbaijani army
Zakharova: Russian FM intensively conducting talks on situation in Nagorno-Karabakh region
OSCE MG co-chairs appeal to cease hostilities within Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan's MFA: Full responsibility for current situation falls on Armenia
Assistant to president: Azerbaijani armed forces liberate number of occupied territories
Azerbaijani president chairs meeting of Security Council (PHOTO)
Defense Consultant: Any activities conducted in Nagorno Karabakh by Armenia - illegal
CSTO makes statement regarding aggravation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
President Ilham Aliyev: Armenia plans to occupy Azerbaijani lands and does not hide it
Armenia confirms casualties suffered from its military attack on Azerbaijan
Iranian Offshore Oil Company boosts extraction
President Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijani army currently inflicting blows to Armenia's military positions
All news