Exploration & Production

Total to drill first Absheron well in March

France’s Total plans to drill its first well at the Absheron field in the Caspian Sea in March.
By Staff reporter 20 February 2018 0 29654

France’s Total plans to drill its first well at the Absheron field in the Caspian Sea in March.

“Drilling of the ABD-001 well will begin in March 2018 and be completed in March 2019. The drilling will be conducted for a total of 379 days using the Heydar Aliyev semisubmersible drilling platform,” Total said in an environmental and social impact report for Absheron that was published on Tuesday.

The well will be drilled in waters 450 metres deep. The expected wellhead flow rate is 2,000 tons of...