4 Wells to be Drilled on Central Azeri field in 2007

Oil&Gas Materials 30 May 2007 16:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend S.Aliyev / A sidetrack producer well, A-10z is nearing its end. It is then that BP will conduct some re-completion works on A-11 and finalize completion operations on A-21, which is an extended reach drilling water injector, BP Azerbaijan announced.

BP plans to drill two more sidetrack producer wells on Chirag this year.

In the Central Azeri field, BPcompleted the fourth platform-drilled well (a gas injector) on April 18. The B16Y (re-entry) platform well was completed in mid-May with plans to drill four more wells from the CA platform this year - two water injectors and two production wells.

To date, the company has drilled six platform wellson the West Azeri field and are currently drilling a further producer well which was spudded in April. The plan is to complete this well at a total depth of 3755m by early-July, and drill four more wells from the West Azeri field in 2007.

BP continues their completion and tie-back activities on pre-drilled wells thein East Azeri field. To date they have tied back five wells (including a cuttings-re-injection well) with one more outstanding. With plans to drill two new wells (both water injectors) from the platform, this should be completed by the end of 2007.

Pre-drilling continued successfully in Deep Water Gunashli using the Dada Gorgud semi-submersible drilling rig during the first quarter of this year. BP also completed ten wells before the drilling, utilities and quarters (DUQ) platform jacket transferred offshore.

The DWG drilling camp aign also includes ten sub-sea water injection wells, which will also be drilled with the Dada Gorgud.

The rig will then undertake drilling and completion activities at the south manifold location on well G-01, and drill and suspend two further wells - G-02 and G-03. Once completed the rig will be moved to the north manifold location to drill and complete well F-01 and drill and suspend two other wells - F-02 and F-03.