Oil primary BP said Tuesday thOn the jacket of the Azeri Central East (ACE) platform constructed On the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jackets Manufacturing unit (BDJF) was ready for load-out to sail amethod to its everlasting location Inside the ACG contract space Inside the Caspian Sea.
The $6 billion ACE enterprise is The subsequent stage of enchancment of The huge BP-operated Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) area in Caspian Sea.
Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on Tuesday visited the BDJF yard for an official ceremony to launch the jacket Which might sail amethod for offshore set up Inside The primary quarter of 2023.
The jacket Shall be loaded out onto the transportation barge STB-1 On the quayside of BDJF in preparation for sail-amethod. The ACE platform jacket, constructed by BOS Shelf, was absolutely constructed in Azerbaijan, using native enchancment infrastructure and amenities. Over 2,000 people collectively with sub-contractors and specialist distributors have been involved Inside The enchancment works and primaryity of the workforce have been Azerbaijani residents, BP said.
Gary Jones, BP’s regional president for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye, said: “The ACE enterprise recurrents The start of the ACG’s renewed contract in movement. We’re Very joyful to have accomplished The primary huge piece of the enterprise – the ACE platform jacket, safely and on schedule. That is typically An monumental step in the direction of The primary ACE oil achievement.”
“We’ll now Think about The completely different parts of the enterprise – topside amenities, subsea enchancment and offshore set up as we transfer in the direction of completion of The complete enterprise subsequent yr. This will permit us To start out drilling The primary properly for commencement of ACE manufacturing.”©BOS Shelf
The ACE platform jacket weighs 16,000 tonnes and stands 153 metres extreme. It incorporates three manufacturing risers – one water injection, one oil export and one gasoline export.
ACE is centered on A mannequin new 48-slot manufacturing, drilling and quarters platform located mid-method between The prevailing Central Azeri and East Azeri platforms.
The enterprise additionally consists of new inarea pipelines to change oil and gasoline from the ACE platform to The prevailing ACG Half 2 oil and gasoline export pipelines for transportation to the onshore Sangachal terminal.
As properly as, there Shall be a water injection pipeline between the East Azeri and ACE platforms To current injection water from the Central Azeri compression and water injection platform to the ACE amenities.
The ACE platform and amenities are designed to course of As a lot as 100,000 barrels of oil per day. The enterprise Is predicted To current As a lot as 300 million barrels over its lifetime.
The platform Shall be remotely managed from the Sangachal terminal. Construction movements started in 2019 and 80% of the work scope is already accomplished with excellent safety achievements of over 20 million hours labored damage free. Over 8,500 people have been involved in enchancment works in Azerbaijan So far, BP said.