BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.10
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Overall, all West South flank subsea installation activities at Shah Deniz are progressing on schedule for the production start-up planned for the middle of 2022, Trend reports with reference to bp.
The East South flank started up safely in the second quarter of 2021 and later in the year the flank reached its full production rates. As a result, in July 2021, the daily production rates of the Shah Deniz Bravo platform reached the Shah Deniz Alpha rates for the first time.
On the West South flank, the pipelay barge Israfil Huseynov completed the subsea pipeline construction activities. The scope was delivered ahead of schedule with the barge achieving its best ever performance and highest productivity. This allowed to commence subsea pipelaying activities on the East North flank in 2021, originally planned for the second quarter of 2022.
In 2021, the Shah Deniz 2 project also started up production from the 5th well on the North flank. This marked the first in-fill well tie-in to a live subsea operating manifold in the Caspian. The entire activity was completed safely, without any interruption to the existing producing wells on the flank.
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