Total advances exploration activities in Block Han Asparuh
Rubin-1 well – the new deepwater challenge
At the end of September 2017, the drilling campaign for the second exploration well in Block Han Asparuh began. The new well bears the name Rubin-1.
The Noble Globetrotter II drillship, which was used in the successful Polshkov-1 well operations, was contracted again. The rig incorporates the most contemporary drilling technologies. Port Lesport, Varna remained the onshore base for conducting the logistics operations and the same supply vessels and helicopters were deployed. This second deepwater well was located in the Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone of the Black Sea, approximately 90 km away from the nearest coastline and 14 km northeast of Polshkov-1. Operations were completed as expected in early January 2018.
Continuous endeavor to explore for hydrocarbons in the Black Sea
Rubin-1 is a major step towards the realisation of the exploration programme for Block Han Asparuh and discovering the full hydrocarbon potential of the area.
Total E&P Bulgaria along with its partners – OMV Offshore Bulgaria GmbH and Repsol Bulgaria B.V. – retain their commitment to comply with the highest health, safety and environment standards as well as to operate in the most efficient and professional manner.