BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 12
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
PETRONAS Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd has activated the GDDP-A ("Garagol Deniz Drilling Platform") oil drilling platform in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, Trend reports with reference to Nebit-Gaz electronic newspaper.
The drilling platform is connected to the shore by a pipeline with a diameter of 14 inches. Thus, through the platform it is planned to pump the extracted crude oil, from where it will then go to the Gas Treatment Plant and Onshore Gas Terminal.
The associated gas will be sent to a special gas pipeline, where it will be partially used for electricity generation.
In the opposite direction, monoethylene glycol will be injected, which, when mixed with crude oil, will not allow it to thicken on the way from the well to Gas Treatment Plant and Onshore Gas Terminal.
The first oil from the GDDP-A drilling platform is planned to be received in August 2021. The planned production capacity of the platform is 10,000 barrels per day.
In Turkmenistan, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of Malaysian PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd.) operates on the basis of a Production Sharing Agreement on the contractual territory of the marine "Block-1", signed in July 1996.
As reported, Petronas is negotiating with Turkmenistan to extend the current agreement until 2038. Currently, intensive oil and gas production is underway at the Magtymguly and Diyarbekir fields.
Turkmenistan signed a 32-year contract with Petronas for the production of natural gas in the coastal zone of the Caspian Sea in 1996. Thus, the contact can be extended from 2028 to 2038.
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