SOCAR transports to land about 45 per cent of drilling equipment from emergency platform at Bulla-Deniz

  02 September 2013    Read: 303
SOCAR transports to land about 45 per cent of drilling equipment from emergency platform at Bulla-Deniz
SOCAR (the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) has dismantled and transported to land about 45 per cent of drilling equipment located on the emergency well in the Bulla-Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, a SOCAR statement published on Saturday, said.
`Measures to prevent the accident taken by specialists of SOCAR and the Ministry of Emergency Situations are carried out in accordance with the prescribed schedule`, the statement said.

The fire engulfed exploration well No.90 in the north-east wing of Bulla-Deniz on August 17. The sea depth at the field is 26.5 metres.

According to SOCAR, ignition happened during drilling at a depth of 5868 metres.

An open gas blowout took place at 23:30 local time, August 17 which was followed by fire.

All 62 workers who were at the platform were evacuated to the shore, there were no casualties.

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