EnerMech delivers pipeline and subsea solutions to Absheron ESP in Azerbaijan

“With an integrated approach to resolving our clients’ project challenges, EnerMech is fast becoming the chosen partner for specialist technical solutions around the globe. Hiring local talent to boost our centralised AMEC team of pipeline and subsea commissioning specialists has played an integral role in the successful delivery of a major scope for the business in Azerbaijan.” says Dan Collins

We are very proud to announce the completion of a significant pipeline and subsea services campaign for the Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) for Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum (JOCAP).

Our team of over 25 specialists, of which more than 90% were local Azerbaijan hires, successfully delivered piping commissioning services and dewatering services of a 12” subsea flowline pipeline. With zero incidents reported, the three year campaign was delivered on schedule with zero non-productive time. This accomplishment reflects our company’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

The Absheron gas-condensate field is situated in the Caspian Sea, approximately 100km southeast of Baku, and started production under the Early Production Scheme (EPS) stage in July (2023). The 50/50 joint venture between SOCAR and TotalEnergies is overseen by JOCAP and has a production capacity of four million m3 of gas and 12 thousand barrels of condensate per day. The gas is expected to be sold in the domestic market of Azerbaijan, contributing to energy security with a sustainable solution.

The EPS phase involves the connection of the subsea production well to a new gas processing platform, which is linked to SOCAR’s existing facilities at the Oil Rocks. This is the first remotely controlled platform in the Caspian.

For the commissioning scope, we successfully delivered full high-pressure nitrogen and bolt torque/tensioning spreads. Additionally, for the dewatering phase, we mobilised a comprehensive spread consisting of:

  • 8 air compressors
  • 2 nitrogen generation units
  • 2 high-pressure gas boosters
  • 1 MEG Analyzer, and all the necessary accessories.

A staggering 20,000,000 standard cubic feet of nitrogen was produced and pumped into the pipeline.

Throughout the campaign, the JOCAP project management team expressed their utmost appreciation for our responsiveness and professionalism.

EnerMech’s regional director for Africa, Middle East & Caspian, Paul Cockerill, added: “We would like to express our gratitude to JOCAP for entrusting us with this important project and for their constant support throughout. Our successful delivery is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team, our innovative technology solutions, as well as the strong partnerships we have forged with our client and stakeholders.

“EnerMech is fully committed to delivering exceptional pipeline and subsea commissioning services, by maintaining the highest safety standards, and contributing to the growth and development of the local talent we employ. This project directly benefitted from this ongoing strategy which also fosters a collaborative environment, promoting knowledge transfer and sustainable development in the communities we operate in.”