On June 13, 2006 Azeri President Ilham Aliyev received David Lesar, president of Halliburton, Trend reports.
Mr Lesar congratulated Azeri President on occasion of shipping first tanker with Azeri oil from port Ceyhan. Alongside, he stated his satisfaction with his companys participation in BTC project. BTC commissioning, he said, displays Azerbaijans regional leadership and bears significance for the global energy market. Me Lesar added that BTC project is one of the most significant projects Halliburton ever participated in.
Ilham Aliyev called BTC commissioning the significant historical event. It was preceded with long thorough work and the result is brilliant, he said. Now Azerbaijan can transport its oil via Baku-Supsa and Baku-Novorossiysk and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline as well.