Caspian Drilling Company (CDC) which is an operator of the large Azerbaijani floating semisubmersible drilling rig (FSDR) "Dede Gorgud", plans to involve it in one of projects on the Caspian Sea, Trend with reference to a source in the oil and gas market of the country reports.
"Now "Dede Gorgud" is in the mode of warm preservation. The company plans its use for further drilling on the Caspian Sea", - the source told. The interlocutor of the agency did not specify for which company and on which field installation will be involved.
Earlier "Dede Gorgud" conducted drilling operations on the block of Azeri-Chirag-Gyuneshli oil fields within the contract with BP.
Installations in case of warm preservation keep the working capacity and can be put into operation at once as soon as the usage contract is signed.
FSDR "Dede Gorgud" constructed in 1980 can work at depth of sea up to 500 meters, at the same time depth of drilling reaches 6100 meters.
FSDR "Dede Gorgud" by right is considered a working horse on the Caspian Sea. It several times underwent upgrade, in particular management systems of the underwater blowout-prevention equipment were updated and technologies of drilling from a ground plate were enhanced. Also the housing block was updated.
The operator of drilling rig is Caspian Drilling Company (CDC), 92,44 percent of equity belong to the Azerbaijani state company SOCAR.