SOCAR AQS Drills First Multilateral Well in South Caspian Basin

SOCAR AQS Drills First Multilateral Well in South Caspian Basin

SOCAR AQS has efficiently accomplished the engineering and drilling operations of the primary multilateral properly for Azneft PU of SOCAR, Pattern studies citing the corporate.

To unleash the complete potential of the sphere throughout the drilling operations on the West Absheron area, SOCAR AQS launched a variety of new initiatives, and carried out geological-geophysical research throughout the wellbore at numerous intervals.

As a part of the research, the formation stress was measured, core samples had been taken at numerous intervals, reservoir properties of rocks, saturation of formation with oil and gasoline had been recognized, and lithological log of rocks and different parameters had been verified.

“I’m happy to say that on account of the geological and geophysical research carried out by the corporate on the West Absheron area, sand management system at drilled wells was launched, filters sizes had been verified, and the shopper has achieved 4-5 occasions enhance in manufacturing by way of working filters in an open gap,” Common Director of SOCAR AQS Samir Mollayev stated.

“Based mostly on the profitable outcomes, we’ve assessed the opportunity of drilling of multilateral wells, given the sphere’s potential. Through the properly design course of, SOCAR AQS labored with Azneft PU as one crew and contributed to the supply of this primary pilot venture within the South Caspian basin,” he stated.

Iftikhar Gasimov, Chief geologist for SOCAR AQS stated that throughout the drilling and completion works, the corporate utilized superior methods and applied sciences, which contributed to the supply of top of the range wells.

“Collectively with the shopper, we appeared into the opportunity of drilling multilateral properly and placing horizons with the identical stress into joint operation, and the design and drilling of the primary multilateral properly within the West Absheron area was carried out,” Gasimov stated.

As a part of the venture, SOCAR AQS intently cooperated with Baker Hughes and collectively carried out technical feasibility research of the venture. Notably, Baker Hughes performed a necessary function in profitable implementation of the venture.

The expertise reveals that relying on a variety of sidetracks, multilateral horizontal exploration properly drilling know-how will increase properly manufacturing by way of increasing of drainage space in manufacturing horizons, and probably the most importantly permits to considerably cut back the price of the drilling course of.

Multilateral properly allowed for 2 manufacturing horizons to be collectively run within the area and for the primary time in SOCAR’s historical past, and guaranteed the supply of the drilling and completion of the multilateral properly to the shopper earlier than the deadline.

At present, the completion actions within the properly are ongoing by conducting operations to succeed in the manufacturing regime. SOCAR AQS will construct on this success and proceed to ship top quality wells to the shopper.

SOCAR AQS LLC was established in 2007 by SOCAR, Nobel Oil Providers and Absheron Qazma Shirketi (AQS) as a three-way partnership offering built-in drilling and prop.