Chirag Oil Project 2016

Pipelay Support, Prelay Survey, As-Laid Survey, As-Built Survey and Spools Metrology

Inside the Frame Agreement awarded by SAIPEM for the provision of Survey services in Azerbaijan till the end of 2017, Lighthouse Azerbaijan Branch has been appointed to perform Survey and Positioning support during the Laying of 8.330km of the 18” Water Injection Pipeline and installation of tie-in spools at approach to WC-PDQ and DWG-PCWU platforms in The Azeri, Chirag, and Gunashli (ACG) fields are located in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, approximately 120km South East of Baku.


  • Pre-lay ROV MBES survey of pipelay corridor and pipeline route
  • Pipelay survey support Including start-up, Touch Down Monitoring, temporary abandonment and recovery, crossing lay support, cut to length measurement and final laydown, including LBL arrays and positioning support
  • Installation of LBL array Seabed transponders at laydown approaches
  • Post remedial survey and As-Built survey
  • Metrologies for closing spools


Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Guneshli (ACG) field located about 100km east of Baku is the largest oilfield in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian basin


ACG field