AIOC overcomes drilling, completion challenges at Chirag

As of mid October, overall drilled footage from the Chirag-1 Platform was 207,195 ft at an average of 29 days/10,000 ft of hole. In March 1999, the platform reached a plateau production rate of 105,000 bo/d, nearly a year ahead of schedule.Click here to enlarge imageCross-cultural teamwork aided by the effective use of innovative technologies has allowed the Azerbaijan International Operating Co. (AIOC) to overcome drilling and production challenges in the Chirag field. Click here to enlarge imageOn Sept. 20, 1994, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) signed a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for the development of three major Caspian Sea oil fields - Azeri, Chirag, ...

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