Early in October 2018, in a joint venture with the local partner RECON Engineering LLP, LIGHTHOUSE has successfully completed the Geophysical and Geotechnical Survey inside the Pearls Project, in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.
Lead by CMOC – Caspi Meruerty Operating Company – the Consortium between Shell EP Offshore Ventures Limited (55%), KazMunayTeniz OOC JSC (25%) and Oman Pearls Company Limited (20%), the Pearls Project envisages the development of the Khazar and Auezov fields discovered in the north Caspian Sea (also called “the Pearls block”).
The current development plan for the Khazar field foresees a co-development with the adjacent Kalamkas field (operated by NCOC), in order to maximise synergies and contribute to the economic viability of both the Kalamkas and Khazar fields.
The geophysical survey consisted of the acquisition of approximately 100 linear kilometres of 2DHR Seismic Data and more than 900 linear kilometres of analogue data (MBES, SSS and SBP).
The geotechnical survey, using CPT and Vibrocorer, involved the collection of samples in 22 locations along the pipeline route, at 5-10 m of depth. Offshore activities have been completed smoothly, within the budget and without any Lost Time Injury (LTI).
The strategic partnership with RECON Engineering LLP has consolidated our role in the area as a leading survey provider in Kazakhstan.
Since 2004, LIGHTHOUSE (formerly G.A.S. Geological Assistance and Services) has established a strong presence in the whole Caspian Area, and has been involved in the most important offshore projects both in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
LIGHTHOUSE have created hubs to provide survey and positioning services for Oil&GAS companies across the Caspian Region: it has an operative office in Atyrau (Kazakhstan) and Baku (Azerbaijan), a fully-equipped warehouse in Aktau and a support base in Bautino for vessel mobilisation.