Friday, September 21, 2007
Trio float out Gunashli topsides
19 September 2007 - Upstream OnLine - A trio of companies led by UK engineering and management services group Amec has completed the 12,700-tonne topsides for the BP-operated Gunashli field in the Azeri Caspian Sea. Amec said today that the process, compression, water injection and utilities (PCWU) topsides built for the Azerbaijan International Oil Company (AIOC) had been completed two weeks ahead of schedule and floated out from the consortium’s facilities in the Azeri capital, Baku. Amec is partnering with local players Tekfen and Azfen in the ATA consortium. The topsides will be installed in about 175 metres of water 120 kilometres off the Azeri coast. Work on the project began in 2005. The facility is part of the Azeri, Chirag and Gunashli development which BP is operating for AIOC.