(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 29 . UK-based Aquaterra
Energy, a leader in global offshore energy engineering solutions,
has been awarded a high-pressure high temperature (HPHT) subsea
riser contract with oil and gas operator, Umid Babek Operating
Company (UBOC), for the exploration of its HP well on the Babek
project in Azerbaijan, Trend reports with reference to the
Reportedly, Aquaterra Energy will deliver its 15,000 psi subsea
riser system, utilising its AQC-SR connector range, as part of
UBOC's drilling program for the BX-01 exploration well located at
the Babek field. Aquaterra Energy will provide a complete
end-to-end managed service, as a fully independent riser system and
connector OEM, which will be operated via a jack-up MODU, in water
depths of 62 meters.
The company secured the competitive tender through its early
consultation and solutions-based approach. Aquaterra Energy's
in-house team of engineering experts advised using a jack-up rig
instead of a semi-submersible to maximise safety and efficiency,
while minimising cost and rig-time. Semi-submersible rigs can
suffer more downtime and can take up to 20 percent additional time
to complete the same operation, as opposed to using a jack-up in
shallower water depths.
The system's AQC-SR quick connectors will provide UBOC with
crucial gas tight metal-to-metal seals and a back-up elastomeric
seal. In addition, the ability to pressure test each connection
upon make-up provides enhanced environmental reassurance against
well bore fluid discharge, and gives assurance of connector
integrity prior to running.
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