A rig launched into sea for drilling at Absheron field


February 23, Fineko/abc.az. The semi-submersible drilling rig named after Heydar Aliyev was dispatched on 23 February 2018.

The rig was launched for drilling works in the Absheron field from the offshore supply and logistics base of the Caspian Drilling Company.

The construction of this rig, withstanding the pressure of 1400 atmospheres, completed in May 2017. The rig 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 rig will start drilling the ABD001 well, as a result of which the first gas will be produced from the Absheron field.

The Agreement on exploration, development and shared distribution of production from Absheron offshore block, signed on 27 February 2009. Currently, the project participants are SOCAR (50%) and TOTAL (50% - the operator).



Keywords: drilling