Total to Start Production Drilling at the Absheron Field with the Heydar Aliyev Sem-Sub

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 2/25/2018, Location: Asia

The semi-submersible Drilling Rig named after Heydar Aliyev was dispatched on 23rd of February 2018 from the offshore supply and logistics base of the Caspian Drilling Company for drilling works in the Absheron field. The construction of the semi-sub, the world’s first and the only sixth generation rig, withstanding the pressure of 1400 atmospheres, completed in May 2017. The semi-sub belonging to the Azerbaijani state was built by the Caspian Drilling Company and will continue to be operated under its leadership.

After completion of works on the ABX-2 well in the Absheron gas field, in which SOCAR and TOTAL hold shares, the semi-sub will start drilling the ABD001 well, as a result of which the first gas will be produced from the Absheron field.

On this occasion, a launching ceremony was held with the participation of the Caspian Drilling Company’s staff, which manages the construction of the semi-sub, the company’s General Director Farid Akhundov, director of TOTAL for Azerbaijan Denis Lemarshal as well as the company employees, and the semi-sub was dispatched into the sea.

The offshore Absheron gas-condensate field was discovered in 2011 by a Total-led consortium. Absheron is located in the Caspian Sea in water depths of more than 470 metres, about 35 kms east of the giant Shah Deniz field. The development programme was approved in 2017 and will cost an estimated $1bn.


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