GAS to handle survey services for Chirag project (Azerbaijan)

Geological & Assistance Services (GAS), a provider of marine surveys, has been appointed to perform survey and positioning support activities for the Chirag Oil Project (COP) 2016, in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan. 

The award was given to GAS’ Azerbaijan Branch as part of the frame agreement awarded by Saipem for the provision of survey services in Azerbaijan till the end of 2017.

According to the company, the scope of work concerns the laying of 8.33 km of the 18” water injection pipeline and installation of tie-in spools in the Azeri Chirag and Gunashli (ACG) fields, located in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, approximately 120km South East of Baku.

GAS will carry out pipelay support, prelay survey, as-laid survey, as-built survey and spools metrology.

The company said that the project will start in March 2016 and will take approximately four months.

Chirag is one of the main offshore oilfields in Azerbaijan operated by BP. Oil output from the Azeri, Chirag and Guneshli (ACG) fields account for most of Azerbaijan’s production.

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