bp as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development project advises that as part of its ACG annual work program it implemented planned maintenance (turnaround - TAR) works on the East Azeri platform, Report informs, citing bp-Azerbaijan.
In accordance with the plan, production from the East Azeri platform was suspended on June 13 for 15 days to enable efficient maintenance, inspection, and project work to be undertaken. The program was safely and successfully completed yesterday night.
During the TAR, various projects such as flare ignition system upgrade, nucleonic sources replacement, and critical repair works were undertaken.
The program scope also included some of the required brownfield works associated with the spare power scope on the East Azeri platform and the gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) module installation to allow the ACE platform to draw power from the Azeri field optimizing power generation across the assets.
This was a routine, planned program and was part of normal operations. The planning phase of the program started in 2021 and these activities were included in the 2022 Annual Work Programme and Budget. The shutdown is also included in the annual production forecast.
Production from the other ACG platforms, as well as the platforms on the Shah Deniz field, Sangachal Terminal operations, and export operations via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP and SCPX) continued as normal.
These planned events deliver routine inspection, maintenance, and project delivery activities. They are a necessary part of the long-term reliability, integrity, and production performance, driven by repair and facility modification work that can only be performed during a plant outage.