Dunga Phase II began in 2012. Maersk Oil and its partners will
drill 198 vertical wells over a three-year period to 2015 and
undertake a major facilities upgrade.
Exploration wells drilled in 2012 discovered hydrocarbons
at three stratigraphic levels within and outside the existing
development area. Several well tests will take place in 2013 to
further evaluate the potential of these discoveries.
MAERSK OIL ADDED VALUE
Since 2012, more than 2,000 employees and contractors
have been working for the Dunga project. Everybody has been through Incident-Free
orientations as part of Maersk Oil’s drive
towards Incident- Free operations.
Maersk Oil has engaged with a local drilling contractor, who will
be responsible for the drilling of all the wells with up to four rigs.
This is believed to be the first such major contract that has been
awarded by a western oil company to a local drilling contractor in
Kazakhstan. Maersk Oil has assisted the contractor in meeting
international HSE and operation standards, with procurement
and in establishing a maintenance system. Furthermore, the
company has put experienced staff in the field as coaches for
the local crews and finally strengthened the HSE support to the
drilling contractor. The first 20 wells have been drilled with zero
Lost Time Injuries and within budget.