Russian oil company Lukoil has completed construction and commissioning of the fifth production well at Vladimir Filanovsky offshore field in the Caspian Sea.
Simultaneously, the company started construction of the sixth well, which will be used for water injection.
The horizontal length of the fifth well's main bore is 1,429m, while the length of its sidetrack is 1,612m. With a bilateral horizontal design, it has increased the field's daily production with more than 14,000t of oil.
Lukoil performs the works in a bid to achieve the well's design operating conditions.
The company completed construction of these facilities under Phase 2 field development in accordance with the plan.
The topside of the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform (IRP-2) has been installed on the substructure, following this the living quarters for platform's (LQP-2) topside will be transported from the shore to the field.
Vladimir Filanovsky field started operating last year and its annual production rate at a plateau is six million tonnes of oil.
All Lukoil’s facilities in the Caspian Sea are developed by Russian shipyards and comply with the zero discharge principle.
Established in 1991, the company operates in more than 30 countries and most of its core upstream assets are located in Russia.