Russia’s Lukoil has accomplished the set up of the jackets of the fastened ice-resistant platform on the V.I. Grayfer area within the Caspian Sea.
Before transport to the ocean, greater than three,700 tonnes heavy jackets have been moved as much as the cargo pontoon Rahman Sharifov and floated off.
The offshore operations concerned over 300 staff, Lukoil stated in a press release on Tuesday.
The fleet navigated to the offshore set up website by way of the Volga-Caspian seaway canal for 5 days.
Lukoil began building of the platform jackets in August of 2018.
According to Lukoil, a shipyard in Astrakhan that constructed and assembled the construction utilized a particular Russian expertise of hull metallization which ensures the long-lasting operation of the substructure and prevents corrosion within the North Caspian setting.
The firm plans to mount topsides of the lodging block and the ice-resistant platform on the jackets in 2021.
The jacket for the lodging platform was put in in May 2020.
The begin of manufacturing on the area is scheduled for 2022. The area’s annual deliberate manufacturing price is 1.2 million metric tonnes of oil.
The area was named after its not too long ago deceased chairman and “founding father” of the Soviet oil trade Valery Isaakovich Grayfer.
Lukoil additionally in June began drilling an exploration nicely on the Shirotno-Rakushechnaya prospect positioned north of the V.I. Grayfer area.
The nicely, with the goal depth of 1,650 meters, was drilled from the Astra jack-up drilling rig. The rig is designed for shallow waters and the ocean on the level of the nicely is four.5 meters deep.
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