(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 18. The jacket of the
Azeri Central East (ACE) platform has been loaded onto the 'STB-1'
barge of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO), the
company told trend .
According to the company, the jacket built at the Heydar Aliyev
Baku Deepwater Jackets Factory was loaded onto the barge for
shipment to the sea.
'The weight of the jacket is 16,000 tons, and the height is 153
meters. This facility includes three vertical pipes - for water
injection, oil export, and gas export,' ASCO noted.
The ACE project costing $6 billion includes a new offshore
platform and other facilities designed to produce up to 100,000
barrels of oil per day. The ACE platform will maintain oil
production at the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) block of fields above
400,000 barrels per day until the end of the 2020s.
Within the project, a new 48-slot production, drilling, and
quarters platform will be built mid-way between the existing
Central Azeri and East Azeri platforms in a water depth of
approximately 140 meters.
The project will also include new infield pipelines to transfer
oil and gas from the ACE platform to the existing ACG Phase 2 oil
and gas export pipelines for transportation to the onshore
Sangachal terminal. The jacket will be installed in a water depth
of 137 meters.
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