SOCAR commissions new well at underground gas storage facility in Azerbaijan

Photo: SOCAR commissions new well at underground gas storage facility in Azerbaijan
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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 3

By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) commissioned a new well at the Garadagh onshore field, according to a message from SOCAR.

One of two underground gas storage facilities of Azerbaijan operates at the Garadagh field's base.

The well's daily debit is 100,000 cubic meters of gas, SOCAR said.

Azerbaijan has two underground gas storage facilities, Kalmaz and Garadagh.

Drilling of wells for underground storage facilities is being conducted in order to increase the volume of gas pumped into them.

Rovnag Abdullayev, the head of SOCAR, which includes the gas storage facilities on its sheet balance, said earlier that the storage volumes in Azerbaijan's underground storage facilities rose to five billion cubic meters in total, whereas previously the gas storages' capabilities were 800 million cubic meters of gas.

Gas volumes in Azerbaijan's underground gas storage facilities exceeded 3.43 billion cubic meters by the end of gas injection season, compared to about 3.3 billion cubic meters last season.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by S.I.

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