Analysis of Stamukhi Distribution in the Caspian Sea

After Kashagan project going into production Industry continues exploring and developing oil fields in the northern part of the Caspian Sea. Pearls, Kalamkas, Kurmangazy, Zhanbay fields are either going through FEED stage or in discussion to launch exploratory drilling. Regardless of their location in the region pipeline is the most feasible way to transport hydrocarbons when in production considering logistical challenges associated with marine transport through shallowing sea. Loading factors from stamukhi (vast grounded ice rubble accumulations) are one of the most significant design criteria for future construction of pipelines. This study illustrates distribution of these features across the region and attempts to analyze dependencies of their appearance from such factors as water depth and proximity to coastline, FDD severity index and wind regime during the winter.


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  • Accession Number: 01745121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2020 9:12AM