BP Suspends Production, Evacuates Personnel from Central Azeri Platform in Azerbaijani Sector of Caspian
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 September/ Trend / BP has suspended production in Central Azeri field and evacuated personnel because of the gas spark, said a source in BP Azerbaijan, operator of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field.
"The gas was detected by the detectors installed on the platform. The personnel of the platform were evacuated for security reasons," a source said.
Central Azeri platform is a key link in transportation of oil and gas produced in the fields. Oil and gas from rest of the platforms located in West Azeri and East Azeri is delivered to Central Azeri platform and onwards to Sangachal terminal and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
BP did not say whether suspension of production in Central Azeri platform has affected oil and gas production in other fields.
Azeri Light brand of oil produced from Azeri- Chiraq-Guneshli field is exported through Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
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