SOCAR to start exploitation of new big stationary offshore platform in early 2006
Commissioning of stationary offshore platform 18-87 on the Azerbaijani offshore Neft Dashlari field is scheduled for 1st quarter of 2006, the Azerbaijani Industry and Energy
Ministry told Trend.
Earlier the platform is supposed to be commissioned till late 2005, but there were made changes in the work schedule.
4 of the planned 36 wells have been drilled on platform 18-87, which will give over 120 tons per day, the rest wells are supposed to be drilled after commission of the platform.
The platform will allow the Company to increase oil production on the Neft Dashlari field up to 2,450 tons per day. In accordance with some estimations construction of the platform will comprise up to $30m.