Gas Flow Resumes from Bulla-Deniz. Fire Extinguished (Azerbaijan)
Azerbaijan’s state-controlled oil company SOCAR today announced that natural gas production from the Bulla Deniz platform in the Caspian Sea has been completely restored.
The company confirmed that on October 25, as a result of joint efforts by the SOCAR and “BOOTS & Coots” specialists, transportation of gas produced at platform No.90 of Bulla-Deniz field to the system was completely restored.
Gas is transported now by the groundwork pipeline to the coast.
“Consequences of the accident at the platform No.90 of Bulla-Deniz field were completely eliminated and the platform was saved and connected with the system,” SOCAR said.
The well, which was on fire since August 17, was killed Wednesday, October 23. Halliburton’s subsidiary, Boots & Coots, a pressure control company, helped with the operation.
To remind, the fire broke out at the location more than two months ago, during drilling operations at the No 90 exploration well at Bulla Deniz field. At approximately 23:00, natural gas started flowing uncontrollably from the well and, after half an hour, it caught fire.
The Bulla Deniz gas field, in production since 1975, is located near the Bulla Island in the Bay of Baku, Caspian Sea. The field was the largest gas discovery in Azerbaijan before discovery of the Shah Deniz gas field.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, October 28, 2013