The Garagol-Deniz oil drilling platform (GDDP-A) was launched into the Caspian Sea in Turkmenistan. The launch was carried out by PETRONAS Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd in the presence of a delegation from Turkmengaz State Company, Nebitgazylmytaslama Institute, Turkmenbashi International Seaport, Turkmenbashi SES, Kiyanly settlement management, migration and border control services and some velayat agencies. The event was also attended by representatives of the media. The ceremony took place in the territory of Kiyanly settlement, where the Metal Structure Assembly Shop erected by PETRONAS is located.
The General Director of PETRONAS, Ruslan bin Abdul Ghani, who was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the time, also monitored the launch of the GDDP-A via video link. He expressed his gratitude to Turkmengaz State Concern and ILK Insaat Taahut San. Ve Tic. A.S., which was entrusted with the technical implementation of this project, as well as all those who worked to resolve this ambitious task. The General Director also confidently stated that the commissioning of GDDP-A will further increase the capacity of the Turkmen oil and gas industry.
The first oil from the "Garagol-Deniz West" field, according to forecasts, will be produced in August 2021. The daily oil production rate is planned to be 6.7 thousand barrels.
The 14-inch diameter pipeline will transport the produced crude oil directly to the Gas Treatment Plant and the Onshore Gas Terminal (OGP and NGT). The accompanying gas will pass through a special pipeline to be used for electricity generation. According to the plan, GDDP-A will have a production capacity of up to 10,000 barrels per day. The products will be exported.
At the same time, monoethylene glycol will be reversed through the pipeline. The pipeline will be reversed at the same time and mono-ethylene glycol will run through the pipeline by reverse.
When the festivities were over, the equipment, weighing 3,919 tons, left for its destination on a pontoon barge driven by two sea tugs. It took 16 hours to cover the 75 km distance. Next, the upper element of the platform will be connected to the pre-prepared base - it is located directly above the oil well. Now, having turned into a full-fledged drilling platform, the structure will produce oil without being afraid of powerful storms or earthquakes.
Source and photo: orient.tm