Offshore operations involved 110 personnel and nine vessels.
The jacket was transported via the Volga-Caspian shipping canal. Following the floatover and grounding, the substructures were fixed to the seafloor with 10 piles, each 56 m (184 ft) long and with a total weight of 1,700 metric tons (1,874 tons).
As with all existing platforms in the Russian Caspian Sea, the jacket was built by shipyards in the Astrakhan region. The structure, with a design life of 35 years, has been engineered to withstand significant ice loads and to comply with safety and environmental protection requirements, Lukoil said.
Later this year the company plans to install the jacket for the ice-resistant fixed platform at the same field, followed in 2021 by the topsides of the two platforms.
Production should begin in 2022, with anticipated annual output of 1.2 MM metric tons (1.32 MM tons) of oil.