The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) intends, in spring next year, to begin drilling with the expanded platform Gunashli installed in the shallow part of the field Gunashli independently developed by SOCAR, Trend reports with reference to SOCAR.
Generally it is expected to drill six new wells with the expanded platform. All wells will be for the gas production, the same source stated. The weight of the block equals 1,060 tons, at a height of 113 meters. The delivery of the concluding construction of the block to the platform has been carried out with a floating top Azerbaijan and General Aliaga Shkhlinski.
The block and platform will be connected by a bridge. The new block is planned to be put into exploitation in the first quarter of 2007.