BP postpones maintenance work at oil platform in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 8
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The BP company has temporarily postponed the scheduled maintenance work at one of the platforms on the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) block of oil and gas fields in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the company told Trend Oct.8.
"Earlier it was planned to stop the Chirag platform for scheduled maintenance work in October," the company said. "But plans have changed, and the platform will be stopped later, in November or December 2015. However, according to the plan of the work, it will certainly happen before the end of this year."
Earlier in May, the BP stopped the West Azeri platform for planned technical work.
BP and its partners produced 16 million tons (116 million barrels) of oil at Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block of oil and gas fields in H1 of 2015, which is equal to that of H1 2014.
The average daily volume of oil production at the block stood at 641,000 barrels during the reporting period. This is while the average daily volume of oil production at Chirag platform totaled 55,000 barrels.
The contract for development of ACG field was signed in 1994.
The shareholders of the project are: BP (operator in the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli) - 35.78 percent, Chevron - 11.27 percent, Inpex - 10.96 percent, AzACG - 11.65 percent, Statoil - 8.56 percent, Exxon - 8 percent, TPAO - 6.75 percent, Itocu - 4.3 percent and ONGC - 2.72 percent.
Edited by CN
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