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SOCAR-AQS breaks drilling record

28 March 2014 [14:27] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

SOCAR-AQS LLC broke a new record in drilling wells on Shallow Water Gunashli (SWG), the company said last week.

The integrated drilling and well services management company successfully drilled well No 351 from platform No 13 into the Fasila Layer.

The target depth of the well was 3,100 meters and its actual depth was 3,105 meters. The previous record also belonged to SOCAR-AQS, with well No 351 drilled from platform No 13 with a depth of 3,009 meters.

Drilling work on well No 351 commenced on February 11 and ended on March 21, after which production casing running, cementing and pressure testing was conducted and the well was finally delivered to the customer.

The time set by the customer for the construction of wells on SWG is at least 90 days. The customer is Azneft Production Unit of Azerbaijan's state energy company SOCAR.

SOCAR-AQS LLC was established between SOCAR and Absheron Drilling Company in 2007.

The main scope of the company's activities is the provision of work and services related to drilling oil and gas wells.

SOCAR-AQS is currently performing drilling works with three rigs located on two stationary platforms on Shallow Water Gunashli field. SOCAR-AQS is also operating with one drilling rig under a contract with Bahar Energy Operation Company.

SOCAR-AQS continues to prepare for drilling on Umid and Western Absheron fields.

The company has been a contractor member of IADC since 2009. SOCAR-AQS has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards for Provision of Integrated Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling and Well Services, Casing Running Services, and BOP and Wellhead Equipment Repairing and Testing Services.

SOCAR-AQS is in the process of obtaining API Q Plus certification.

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