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BP provides estimates regarding vessels to support SWAP project

Oil&Gas Materials 1 September 2020 13:41
BP provides estimates regarding vessels to support  SWAP project

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.1

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

In addition to the jack-up rig, vessels will be required throughout drilling program for the Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula (SWAP) project of BP in Azerbaijan to supply consumables such as drilling mud and fuel to the jack-up rig, ship solid and liquid waste to shore for treatment and disposal as well as carry out crew change operations, Trend reports citing BP.

Jack-Up Rig and Support Vessels

Vessel/Rig/Heli copter

#

Duration/ Frequency of Use

Function

Maximum Persons on Board

Average Fuel Consumption (tonnes/day)

Jack-Up Rig

1

120 days

Drilling of NKX01 (90 days) and the appraisal sidetrack (30 days) (assuming this is completed)

120

16

Support during drilling (cargo vessels)

3

One vessel per day

• Supply drilling mud, diesel and other consumables to the drilling rig. • Ship solid and liquid wastes (including drill cuttings) to shore for treatment/disposal.

18 (vessel crew)

10 (per vessel)

Helicopter

1

3 trips per week

Personnel transfer

21

0.6 (per flight)

Tug Supply

3

4 days /4 days

Tow out and position the jack-up rig/ Demobilise the jack-up rig

18 (vessel crew)

25 (per vessel)

Standby vessel

1

120 days

Standby vessel during the drilling programme

15 (vessel crew)

10 (per vessel)

BP signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) with SOCAR in December 2014 to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron peninsula in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian sea. This PSA was ratified by the Milli Majlis (Parliament of Azerbaijan) on 14 April 2015. This enables BP to move forward with its commitments under this PSA using its experience and advanced technology solutions from other shallow water areas around the world.

Under the PSA BP is the operator with 50 percent interest while SOCAR holds the remaining 50 percent equity.

The PSA contract area stretches along the margins of the Caspian basin to the south of the Absheron peninsula. The acreage features water depths of up to 40 metres with potential reservoir depths of 3000-5000 metres. This will enable BP to bring its experience and advanced technology solutions from other shallow water areas around the world to this area.

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