Baku, December 25 - Neftegaz.RU. On December 24 a new stationary drilling platform built by SOCAR Oil and Gas Construction Trust at the Bulla-Deniz field was commissioned in a ceremony attended by Rovnag Abdullayev, President of SOCAR and other senior officials.
The platform was projected by the in-house Oil & Gas Research and Design Institute and the construction started in 2017. It was designed for drilling of one exploratory and 4 production wells. The platform was constructed in 30 m sea depth and its deck is 12 m above the sea.
The average depth of wells will be 6300 m. After commissioning of the wells the platform is expected to produce 2.5 million m3 of gas and 500 tons of condensate per day. The drilling will be carried out by ZJ-70DBS drilling rig. The rig has 46,6 m high tower, which will enable to drill down to 7000 m depth from the rotor’s level.
SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev said: «Thanks to the determination and hard work of Azerbaijani oil workers, SOCAR has achieved significant growth in production during last 11 months. The new platforms based on modern technologies like Bulla-Deniz-12 will ensure the sustainability of our successes. We are proud of being able to build and install such complicated platforms that meet high engineering and technological requirements completely single-handedly».
Bulla-Deniz field is located in the northern part of the Baku archipelago. The structure was discovered in 1957 by seismic exploration, deep exploration drilling started in 1965. However, initially the drilling of the 1st 17 wells was not completed due to complicated geological conditions. The oil and gas potential of the field was confirmed after the drilling of 18th well in 1973.