By Laman Ismayilova
SOCAR-AQS, an integrated drilling and well services management company in Azerbaijan, has commenced drilling works on Well 29 located on Platform 7 of the Guneshli field.
The company reported that Well 29 is targeted to be drilled to Qala Layer with the depth of 4,150 m.
“Well 29 is drilled with a new-generation drilling rig – Bentec 3000 HP, which was brought into Azerbaijan for the first time and successfully installed on Platform 7,” the report reads.
A 3000-HP drilling rig will create a unique opportunity to drill wells in productive strata to the depths of 9000 m, with large radius of deviation, according to the company.
Furthermore, the company carries out well construction works from Platform 7 with 2 drilling rigs of different types. With Hong Hua ZJ 70/4500 DZ, SOCAR-AQS has already successfully drilled and delivered to the customer Wells 316 and 318. Besides, the company is successfully continuing to drill Well 317 form Platform 7.
SOCAR-AQS LLC was established as an integrated drilling and well services management company between the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic and Absheron Drilling Company in 2007. Main scope of activities of the company is provision of work and services related with drilling of oil and gas wells, including: well design and planning; drilling of oil and gas wells; drilling of directionally deviated wells; drilling of horizontal wells; well completion; well workover; sidetracking and drilling of multilateral wells.
Currently, the company implements works on drilling the wells from fixed platforms 7 and 11 located on Shallow Water Gunashli Field, fixed platform 20 on the West Absheron fixed platform 1 located on Umid Field and from fixed platform 6 located on the Bulla Field.
The company is a contractor member of IADC since 2009. SOCAR-AQS has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards for Provision of Integrated Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling and Well Services; Casing Running Services and BOP and Wellhead Equipment Repairing and Testing Services.
SOCAR-AQS is conducting the work on obtaining, in the near future, of the certificate based on the requirements of API Spec Q2.
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