BAKU, Azerbaijan State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has contracted McDermott Caspian Contractors to install an offshore gas pipeline for Bahar field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.
McDermott will construct 66.5 km (41.3 mi) of 20-in. (50.8-cm) low-pressure gas transport pipeline in 30 m (98.4 ft) of water depth from the gas separation station at the Oily Rocks to the gas measuring unit in Bahar.
Pipelay work will begin in 4Q 2007. The pipelay bargeIsrafil Huseynov will be used.