Kazakhstan's Satti drilling rig went to sea

A solemn ceremony was held at the Caspian Drilling Company Ltd. (CDC) marine and logistics base on the occasion of the launch of the JUDR. "Today is a historic event for the Kazakhstan oilfield services market. Cooperation with such companies as CDC, British Petroleum will allow not only to adopt international experience, but also to position the oilfield services market of Kazakhstan as a competitive service providing high-quality services according to international standards," Askhat Duisaliev, Director of the Department of Oilfield Services and Hydrocarbon Utilization Projects at KMG, said in the message. Modification of the Satti JUDR was completed in June 2021, the load capacity of the JUDR was increased from 453 tons to 680 tons. The installation is capable of drilling oil and gas wells with a depth of more than 6 thousand meters. Satti will be involved in the Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula project (SWAP - shallow water of the Absheron Archipelago), which is operated by British Petroleum Absheron Limited. Satti JUDR is the first drilling rig fully built in Kazakhstan. Earlier, KMG and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan signed a memorandum of understanding, as well as an agreement on joint activities, which provides for joint operation of the JUDR. The owner of the JUDR is a subsidiary of KMG - KMG Drilling & Services LLP, the installation is managed by CDC.