The Azerbaijani State Oil Company (SOCAR) has restarted gas extraction from the Bulla Deniz well at which a fire was extinguished yesterday, a company message published on Friday said.
At present, the produced gas is piped to shore.
According to the message, the accident at the well was completely eliminated, The facility was saved and reconnected to the system.
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 and there were no casualties.
Azerbaijan's state energy company SOCAR has eliminated the fire in the gas exploration well at the Caspian field Bulla Deniz that has been blazing since August 17, a source in the oil and gas market told the Baku-based Trend
news agency on October 24.
The fire flared up at the well at a depth of 5,868 meters. All of the 60 people working on the platform were evacuated. According to SOCAR, the fire erupted at night on August 17 during drilling work. A gas blowout occurred at 23:30 local time, which was followed by fire. As a result of the accident, 62 platform workers were evacuated to safety and no casualties were reported.
Bulla Deniz is estimated to contain 17 billion cubic meters of natural gas. SOCAR has been developing the field since 1975. There are currently 15 operational wells at Bulla Deniz. SOCAR pumped about 62 million metric tons of gas and 11 million tons of condensate from the field between 1975 and 2009.