Aksenov: rigs “Chernomorneftegaz” postponed for technical reasons

Aksenov: rigs “Chernomorneftegaz” postponed for technical reasons


The tower and all equipment Chernomorneftegaz are protected by the state, so the danger, from the point of view of physical capture, there was no, said the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

MOSCOW, Dec 14. Redeployment of drilling rigs “Chernomorneftegaz” in the territorial waters of Russia is due solely to technical necessity, said the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

“The redeployment of drilling rigs sue RK “Chernomorneftegaz” in the territorial waters of Russia is due solely to technical necessity”, — he wrote in his microblog on Twitter.

Redeployment of drilling rigs sue RK “Chernomorneftegaz” in the territorial waters of Russia is due solely to technical necessity.

— Sergey Aksenov (@aksenov_sv) 14 December 2015

Aksenov stressed that the derrick and all equipment are under state protection, “therefore risk, from the point of view of physical capture, there was no”.

“The tower ceased to perform relevant works in these fields and were willing to relocate to the field of Gordievich that will be developed during the next 3 years,” writes the Department of information and press service of the head of Republic of Crimea.

Aksyonov added that all the rigs will be loaded on 100% and will continue its work on production of both liquid hydrocarbons and natural gas.

As reported in the border Department of the FSB in Crimea, when the towing of the platforms ship of the black sea fleet made contact with a Turkish vessel, which is “to ensure the safety of navigation changed its course and secure parted with the caravan”, the distance differences exceeded 2 nm. The FSB said that “attempts to stop and any way to prevent the towing of the drilling rig of the Turkish ship did not take”.

Previously the head of “Chernomorneftegaz” Igor Shabanov told reporters that the movement of the two drilling platforms in the territorial waters of Russia with Odessa Deposit was formed under cover of the warships of the black sea fleet of the Russian Federation due to the increased threat of terrorism.

Installation was at a distance of approximately 180 kilometers from shore, at a distance from territorial waters to ensure the safety of drilling rigs In-and 312-319 total cost of more than $ 25 billion hard rubles, said the Director.

Previously, both platforms were on the Odessa mine in international waters. Now both rigs are located in territorial waters of the Russian Federation, their safety is assured. In the future they should be involved in the production of gas from other deposits on the continental shelf near the coast of the Crimea, the company said.

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