AIOC sets up First Gas Injection from the Central Azeri Complex
First Gas Injection from the Central Azeri Complex has started, the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) told Trend.
The Compression and Water Injection Platform (C&WP) started up on May 24, with 35 million standard cubic feet per day gas injection into the Pereriv reservoir through the recently completed well B13 on Central Azeri production, drilling and quarters platform (CA PDQ).
The gas injection rate into B13 has been ramped up to circa 100 million standard cubic feet per day and will be raised to a maximum of 1 billion standard cubic feet as the remaining 5 gas injectors are completed and connected to the gas system by 2008.
The platform is also able to manage associated gas export and provide electrical power. The gas and water injection and export capacities of the facility are injection of 1 billion standard cubic feet per day (about 29 million cubic meters) utilising six gas injection wells, injection of 1 million barrels of water per day utilising 12 water injection wells, export of 250 million standard cubic feet (7 million cubic meters ) of gas per day.
The offshore commissioning of the platform, which is bridge-linked to CA PDQ, began last summer after safe and successful launch of the 14,000 tonne topsides onto the jacket last July.
The parties to the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) Production Sharing Agreement are: BP (operator - 34.1%), Chevron (10.3%), SOCAR (10%), INPEX (10.,0%), Statoil (8,6%), ExxonMobil (8%), TPAO (6.8%), Devon (5.6%), Itochu (3.9%), Amerada Hess (2.7%).