BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd. has let an optimization stage engineering services contract to SOCAR-KBR (SKLLC) for the Shah Deniz compression project in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. The project is in early pre-FID stage.
The Shah Deniz compression platform project will be “the first in the Caspian region to feature crewless operations, delivering unprecedented process optimization through cutting-edge, high-end technology,” the service provider said in a release Nov. 17.
Under the contract, SOCAR-KBR will support optimization and provide class-3 engineering services. Scope also includes engineering to enable integration of the new platform to the existing system and provide shore power to reduce the carbon footprint in support of BP's net-zero targets.
KBR recently completed the initial assessment for the project to provide detailed estimates of timing and resourcing of maintenance, but no additional details were provided.
Shah Deniz participating interests are: bp (operator, 29.99%), LUKOIL (19.99%), TPAO (19.00%), SOCAR (14.35%), NICO (10.00%), and SGC (6.67%).