11 ships engaged in elimination of damages occurred in Bulla-deniz field

11 ships engaged in elimination of damages occurred in Bulla-deniz field
# 28 August 2013 13:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reported about successful process of repairing damages after the accident followed by the fire during the implementation of the drilling program at the exploration well â„–90 on offshore field Bulla-Deniz.

SOCAR told APA-Economics that 11 ships including “Shirvan” crane ship are engaged in the works. The works are conducted by 6 emergency response groups.

“Today at 8.00am 4 firefighting ships created the water screen over the damaged well head to provide safe working conditions at the drilling platform”, - SOCAR said.

The fire at the well started at night on August 18 when the well depth reached over 5.000 meters. Abnormal high pressure is considered to be the cause of the fire. The fire at the well was extinguished this week by the gun-fire of the Azerbaijan State Border Service military ships.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED