Lukoil satisfied with Caspian hazard-response trials

LUKOIL has staged special tactical maneuvers in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Offshore staff

MOSCOW -- LUKOIL has staged special tactical maneuvers in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. The program was designed to deal with the repercussions should a well control incident arise at the producing Yu Korchagin field.

Procedures were implemented to protect and evacuate personnel from the ice-resistant fixed platform. Scenarios were devised in near-real conditions with the use of special well-kill equipment.

Lukoil says the maneuvers demonstrated a high degree of coordination and cooperation, and the availability of all equipment and resources needed to promptly prevent or respond to emergencies on the platform.

Specialists participated from ООО LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft, ООО BKE-Shelf, the State Marine Rescue and Coordination Center, the North-Caspian Department for Emergency and Subsea Engineering Operations, representatives of the EMERCOM of the Russian Federation, and the RF Rostekhnadzor.

05/25/2011

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