BP to stop two platforms at Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli for maintenance for short time

Photo: BP to stop two platforms at Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli for maintenance for short time / Oil&Gas


Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.29

By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

BP plans to stop two platforms at the Azer-Chirag-Guneshli offshore fields block in 2014 for maintenance for one or two weeks at different times, head of BP Azerbaijan Gordon Birrell said on Jan.29 at a briefing.

"We are talking about the platforms at Central and West Azeri. The suspension for its part can slightly affect the volume of production at the field," Birrell said.

According to preliminary data, 32.5 million tons was produced at the fields' block in 2013.

The contract for the development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli large offshore field was signed in 1994.

Shares in the contract for development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block of fields is distributed as follows: BP (operator in Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli) - 35.78 percent, Chevron - 11.27 percent, Inpex - 10.96 percent, AzACG - 11.65 percent, Statoil - 8.56 percent, Exxon - eight percent, TPAO - 6.75 percent, Itochu - 4.3 percent and ONGC - 2.72 percent.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.M.

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