MOSCOW – Production from Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea recently passed 15 MM metric tons (16.5 MM tons), nearly three years after start-up.
Work continues on the third-stage of infrastructure development focused on the western part of the field, with the wellhead platform topsides (mini-platform) having been mounted on its bearing units at the offshore location.
Total weight of the structure is more than 2,800 metric tons (3,086 tons).
A self-elevating floating rig will drill wells from the wellhead platform, with oil production due to start later this year.
The platform will be minimally manned and almost fully automated.