Ian Heiberg, Norway Statoil Azerbaijan Vice President on Gas, said on December 14, that the implementation of Stage 2 of the Shah Deniz Gas Field Development is scheduled for 2012, Trend reports.
The Company Vice President ruled out the adoption of any resolution under Stage 2 until 2009.
Before ratifying Stage 2 it is necessary to conclude an agreement on gas sale with the countries, he said. Mr. Heiberg said that Statoil hopes that Azerbaijan, under Stage 2 will export gas to Europe.
Gas to be lifted in the second stage should be a locomotive to make Azerbaijan a big gas exporter to Turkey and Europe, he said.