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KazMunayGas delivers jackup drilling rig Satti to Baku

KazMunayGas delivers jackup drilling rig Satti to Baku

Baku, June 21 - Neftegaz.RU. KazMunayGas has delivered the Satti self-elevating floating drilling rig to Azerbaijan, Azernews reported.

An official ceremony of the rig's reception took place on June 19. Alik Aidarbayev, Chairman of KazMunayGas, and SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev participated at the event.

Aidarbayev stated that projects of this kind are a symbol of friendship and constructive cooperation between the 2 companies. He said KazMunayGas intends to further develop joint activities with partners and support common projects.

'This leads not only to the expansion of opportunities for both parties, but also allows to improve the competence and competitiveness of the Kazakh oil and gas sector, Aidarbayev noted.

The Satti rig is the 1st platform entirely built in Kazakhstan. It was built for 3 years by American technology in 2 shipyards. The rig is designed for drilling in the Caspian Sea at a depth of 80 m. A Kazakh-Azerbaijani team of specialists has been formed that will participate in drilling and maintain technical support.

Earlier, SOCAR and KazMunayGas signed a MoU in Astana. The MoU provides for the upgrade of the Satti rig in Baku and its utilization in SOCAR`s projects in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.

To read the article in Russian.

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