Georgia receives over 160mln cu m of gas from Shah Deniz in January-April

Oil&Gas Materials 8 June 2009 14:15 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend , E.Ismayilov/

Georgia received 166.8 million cubic metre of Azerbaijani gas from Shah Deniz field, which is transported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzrum pipeline, head of the SOCAR Energy Georgia (SOCAR's daughter company) Mahir Mammadov said.

Azerbaijani offshore field Shah Deniz is developed by the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) together with foreign companies.

A total of 132.7 million cubic metre of gas has been sold to Georgia in five months, Mammadov said.

In January, a total of 38.2 million cubic metre of gas was sold in Georgia's domestic market by SOCAR, 35.7 million cubic metre in February, 26.2 million cubic metre in March and 33.9 million cubic metre in April.

Georgia also receives gas from Russian gas shipment to Armenia. In January-April, about 51 million cubic metre of transit Russian gas delivered to Georgia, Mammadov said.

The contract on development of off-shore Shah Deniz field was signed on 4 June 1996. The sides to the contract are ВР (operator - 25.5 perecrnt), Statoil (25.5 perecrnt), SOCAR (10 perecrnt), LukAgip (10 perecrnt), NICO (10 perecrnt), Total (10 perecrnt), TPAO (9 perecrnt) and SOCAR - 10 perecrnt.

The average gas production in the Shah Deniz gas field in Azerbaijan is 20-22 million cubic meter. A total of 9 billion cubic metre of gas is expected to be drilled from the field this year.

SOCAR Energy Georgia deals with distribution and marketing in oil and oil products market of Georgia. Company sells oil products and gas in the Georgian market. Co-founders of SOCAR Georgia are SOCAR - 51 percent, Petro-Trans FZCO - 32.7 perecent and Ivan Chkartishvili - 16.3 percent.

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