Sail away on the Shah Deniz 2 project
|On 6th September manifold PMA#6-PMA#7 and the FBS#10 was ready for sail away.|
The delivery marked another milestone for ASF in the successful completion of this important project. BP and TechnipFMC are pleased to see this complex project executed safely and according to plan, something that is made possible because of the hard work, dedication, tremendous contributions from everyone involved in the project. The whole ASF project organization should feel a sense of pride in achieving this accomplishment.
Earlier this summer BP and its partners in the Shah Deniz consortium reached a major milestone with the start-up of the Shah Deniz 2 gas development, including its first commercial gas delivery. The $28 billion project is BP’s largest new upstream project in 2018, it is the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea and it is the largest subsea infrastructure operated by BP worldwide. The subsea scope of the project includes 26 subsea wells and 500km of subsea pipelines and flowlines, in addition to an extensive onshore scope. The project is performing as designed, on time and on budget.
Shah Deniz located offshore Azerbaijan, is the largest gas discovery ever made by BP. Discovered in 1999, the giant field was estimated to hold approximately 1 trillion cubic meters of gas and covers approximately 860 square kilometers, roughly the same size and shape of Manhattan Island. The first phase of field development, Shah Deniz 1, began production in 2006 and currently supplies gas to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. It will also be the starting point for the Southern Gas Corridor series of pipelines that will for the first time deliver natural gas from the Caspian Sea direct to European markets.