LUKOIL PRESERVED FIRST EXPLORATION WELL AND Removed from LEASing HEYDAR ALIYEV DRILLING RIG
The Russian LUKOIL preserved the first exploration well on the perspective structure вЂњYalamaвЂќ (block D-222) in the Azerbaijani sector of the
The SOCAR notes, that Heydar Aliyev (former LIDER) drilling rig, by which the well drilling was performed, has been already removed from leasing by LUKOIL. The drilling rig is supposed to drill the next month the exploration well in the Turmenistan sector of the Caspian on the вЂњKaradashligвЂќ area by the Maersk Oil order.
The вЂњKaradashligвЂќ area is a part of the sea block 11-12. The sea block 11-12 has been developed by the Maersk Oil (100%) based on the government license of
Drilling of the first exploration well on D-222 lasted around 7,5 months. The LUKOIL, at that, used completely drilling days (219 days), bought from the Chevron Overseas Petroleum Azerbaijan LTD, which is a participant of the agreement on use of the Heydar Aliyev drilling rig.