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Multi-disciplinary commissioning

Shah Deniz 2 & South Caucasus Pipeline

Project Shah Deniz 2
First subsea development in the Caspian Sea
Location: Azerbaijan and Georgia
Duration: 2016 - 2019
Operator/Client: BP
Scope: Multi-disciplinary commissioning technical services

Shah Deniz Stage 2, or Full Field Development (FFD) is a giant project, and the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea that adds a further 16 billion cubic meters per year (bcma) of gas production to the approximately 9 bcma produced by Shah Deniz Stage 1. The project also includes expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline in Azerbaijan and Georgia, and two new compressor stations and a metering station in Georgia.

In March 2016, Kent was awarded a major multi-disciplinary commissioning technical services contract by BP. Our team provided a fully managed service for the provision of qualified commissioning technicians in Azerbaijan (Shah Deniz 2 and SCPX) and Georgia (SCPX only) under a three year contract.

Our work began at the ATA Construction Yard where the Productions Riser and Quarters & Utilities Decks were fabricated and partially commissioned prior to installation offshore. Our team then sailed with the decks to the offshore gas condensate field to complete the commissioning.

A commissioning and completions team was also deployed to Sangachal Terminal which was the location for all the Shah Deniz Onshore hydrocarbon and water processing facilities associated with BP operated developments in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

The SCPX Pipeline Construction required commissioning of above ground infrastructure across Azerbaijan and Georgia, including block valve and pigging stations.

The Shah Deniz 2 development brought a requirement to increase the capacity of the existing 42” diameter SCP system. SCPX increases the capacity of the existing SCP system by 16 bcma. The pipeline element of SCPX project consists of 487km of 48” pipeline, with 424km in Azerbaijan and 63km in Georgia with installation of associated block valves, pigging facilities and tie-ins.

The SCPX Facilities Construction required commissioning of two new Compressor Stations and the expanded Pressure Reducing and Metering Station, in Georgia. We also provided a completions team in order to assist the construction team handover the systems ahead of schedule.

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