During the first quarter of 2021, the Shah Deniz 2 project achieved further major milestones in progressing the production start-up from the deep-water East South Flank (at 540m water depth) which is planned for the second quarter of 2021, APA-Economics reports citing a report of the BP (operator of the project) on results of I quarter of 2021 on operations conducted in Azerbaijan.
According to the report, this will follow completion of the related offshore construction and commissioning works which are progressing successfully to meet the start-up delivery schedule.
During the first quarter of the year, the Shah Deniz Alpha platform rig was on warm stack.
The Istiglal rig delivered the SDF03 subsea completion and commenced the SDF04 completion operations. The Maersk Explorer drilled the SDH03 lower section to final depth and suspended the well.
"The above two rigs have already drilled 21 wells in total, and completed 17 out of those, for Shah Deniz 2 production and subsequent ramp-up. The completed wells include four wells on the North Flank, four wells on the West Flank, four wells on the East South Flank, three wells on the West South Flank and two wells on the East North flank. Two wells on the West South flank, one well on the North Flank and one well on the East North flank were drilled to final depth and suspended. Drilling operations will continue to deliver all wells required to ramp up to plateau level," noted in the report.