Date Determined to Re-Establish Oil Export via Baku-Supsa Pipeline

Oil&Gas Materials 7 August 2008 19:13 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 August / Trend / Oil export via western route of Baku-Supsa will be re-established in August, a source at BP Azerbaijan Company said. 

BP is an operator of the Azerbaijani International Operating Company (AIOC), which in its turn operates the Baku-Supsa pipeline. At present, BP company continues fulfilling the Baku-Supsa pipeline with oil.

Oil pumping via the Baku-Supsa pipeline was ceased at the end of 2006 due to repair work. The cost of construction and repair work totaled nearly $55mln.  

MLG, the German company, completed the construction of roundabout section of the pipeline with the length of 1km in the Georgian region of Zestafoni. The AIOC held monitoring over the soil movement in this section. A little displacement fixed here necessitated the construction of roundabout section of the pipeline.

During the work, one passage of the pipeline via the Kur River was once more constructed in the territory of Azerbaijan. Work was also carried out in the pipeline section, built in the territory of Georgia during the Soviet period.

The Light oil produced by AIOC from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields was pumped through the Baku-Supsa pipeline until the suspension of the work.