bp reveals estimated emissions from SWAP exploratory well drilling

Oil&Gas Materials 1 July 2021 10:31 (UTC +04:00)
bp reveals estimated emissions from SWAP exploratory well drilling

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 1

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

bp has revealed the estimated GHG and non-GHG emissions associated with BHEX01 drilling as part of the Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula (SWAP) project in Azerbaijan, Trend reports with reference to the bp data.


Tonnes Total Emissions Estimates for Rig Transfer and Drilling Activities

CO2 (k tonnes)


CO (tonnes)


NOx (tonnes)


SO2 (tonnes)


CH4 (tonnes)


NMVOC (tonnes)


GHG (k tonnes)


Basis of estimate: 1. Total duration of the BHEX01 well drilling programme expected to be 4 months (3 months for BHEX01 well drilling and 1 month for appraisal sidetrack drilling); 2. Rig, vessel and helicopter anticipated use and fuel consumption assumed as SWAP ESIA and Table 2.1

The SWAP Contract Area comprises three Prospective Areas. It is planned to drill three SWAP exploration wells in total; one in each Prospective Area namely: North Khali (NKX01) exploration well in North East Prospective Area; Qarabatdag (QBDX01) exploration well in South East Prospective Area; and Bibiheybat (BHEX01) exploration well in West Prospective Area.

The BHEX01 exploration well is planned to target hydrocarbons approximately 4,000m below the seabed surface and drilling activities are expected to take up to 90 days to complete. The key objective of drilling the exploration well is to confirm the presence of hydrocarbons prior to the potential future development of the Contract Area.


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