We operate the largest jack-up drilling rig, Drill Ships and Semi submersible fleets in the Caspian Sea and black sea we provide offshore rig management services. Our jack-up drilling rigs are capable of drilling a wide range of water depth, covering a large portion of the oil & gas prospects in the Caspian Sea and black sea.
From December 2007 till November 2021, the company was awarded tender to operator the Drilling Facility on the Yu. Korchagin MLSP-1 platform. We resumed operations on this platform in May 2021.
In April 2016, our Company started to render drilling services to "LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft" LLC at the ice-resistant fixed platform (LSP-1) in the oil and gas condensate field named after V. Filanovsky where it continued to work, with short breaks, till April 2021. The Company returned to operations on V. Filanovsky LSP-1 in July 2021. In addition to that, the operations at the LSP-2 in V. Filanovsky field were performed from 2019 till 2021; the operations were resumed in October 2020 and completed in November 2021.
We manage drilling services on platforms in the Russian and Turkish sector of the Caspian Sea and Black sea. These platforms are designed to withstand sea ice which occurs in the winter and all operations are "zero-discharge" to protect the environment.
We have a proven record and qualified personnel to assist our customers with their extended-reach drilling (ERD) projects. The longest ERD well drilled by us offshore in 2013 was 8 kilometers long at the Yuri Korchagin field for LUKOIL.
Our alliance partner Schlumberger provides logging and directional drilling and associated services, and in close collaboration with LUKOIL we are drilling long shallow horizontal wells up to 8,000 meters long.
In 2007, the Ayazli platform was fabricated, assembled and started operations in March 2008, as Ayazli-2A and Ayazli-3A started production.
"Ayazli-1 discovered gas at 3,171ft." The two production wells were connected to the pipeline. The gas produced from the platform is transported to the Cayagzi Natural Gas Process Facility. A tripod was installed at Ayazli in 2007. The deck was completed in September 2007 and was lifted onto the tripod by a barge.
Ayazli-2A and Ayazli-3A were tied back to the platform and production commenced in 2008.
The Ayazli field was expected to produce ten to 15 million standard cubic feet of gas per day, based on the initial flow rates. However, production fell below expectation.
In 2009, the field’s daily average gas production was 7.3mscf. Production was declining during the year.
The gas produced from the Ayazli field was carried by a pipeline laid near the field in the fourth quarter of 2006.
The pipeline runs from Ayazli to the shore, through East Ayazli, and has a tie-in line from Akkaya.
With a capacity of 75mcf of gas per day, the pipeline also carries gas from the Dogu Ayazli and Akkaya fields, which are located near the main Ayazli field.
Jack UP Rigs
We own the manning of Engineer and crew with largest fleet of jack-up drilling rigs in the sectors of the Caspian Sea and Black sea where we operate.
We operate in culturally diverse environments, strictly following best internationally practices. We have drilled in the Russian, Turkey,Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan sectors of the Caspian Sea and Black sea for LUKOIL, PETRONAS, Dragon Oil, Shell, Conoco Phillips and others. Our rigs have been specifically designed to meet strict "zero discharge" environmental protection requirements.
The ASTRA jack-up rig was acquired in 2006 from LUKOIL and has been deployed in Russian, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan sectors of the Caspian Sea and Black sea. In mid-August 2020, the "Astra" Jack-Up Rig completed drilling a shallow-water well in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea for LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft and moved to the port of Makhachkala for stacking.
The Kanuni,Fatih,and Yavuz, Drill Ships are acquired from Turkey Petroleum Corporation . Drill ship maintenance at Turkey. SATURN is currently under contract with Dragon Oil in the Turkmenistan sector of the Caspian Sea and black sea.
The NEPTUNE jack-up rig built in Sharjah, assembled and commissioned in Astrakhan commenced drilling in 2014 in Turkmenistan sector of the Caspian sea. NEPTUNE is operating in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea since May 2016.
The MERCURY jack-up underwent final commissioning in November 2014 and mobilized to the Turkmenistan waters of the Caspian Sea under a contract with Dragon Oil. MERCURY returned from Turkmenistan in 2020 and has been operating in Russia from mid-2020 to early 2021.
In mid-August 2020, the "Astra" Jack-Up Rig completed drilling a shallow-water well in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea for LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft and moved to the port of Makhachkala for stacking.