SOCAR starts new well drilling as part of underground gas storage facility expansion

Economy Materials 21 May 2015 15:03 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21

By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:

SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan) started drilling another well in the Garadagh underground gas storage facility within the expansion of the capacity of underground gas storage facilities, said the message published on the company's website.

The project depth of the well No.485 is 3,100 meters, according to the message.

"It is planned that after the commissioning of the well, 100,000 cubic meters of gas will be daily pumped in it," said the message.

Over 20 new wells are to be drilled to increase the volumes of gas pumping and storing in the Azerbaijani underground gas storage facilities for a few years.

The capacity of SOCAR gas storage facilities exceeds 3.5 billion cubic meters.

Edited by CN

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