Gas production stabilized at Shakh Deniz
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 27 / Trend E.Ismayilov /
Daily gas production from four wells at the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz gas-condensate field is about 20 million cubic meters, a governmental source said today.
Roughly 14-15 million cubic meters of gas extracted from the field are transported to Turkey and 1.4 million cubic meters to Georgia.
The gas is transported to Turkey via the South Caucasus Gas Pipeline.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline's pumping station pumps 300,000-400,000 cubic meters of gas per day at the Shah Deniz field.
In early September, gas extraction stopped due to scheduled maintenance works. The necessary equipment was installed during the repairs at the production platform and gas extraction resumed in late September. Gas pumping via the South Caucasus Gas Pipeline also stopped for the repairs. Previously the daily gas extraction from the field was 14-15 million cubic meters.
The contract to develop the offshore Shah Deniz field was signed on June 4, 1996. Participants to the agreement are: BP (operator) - 25.5 percent, Statoil Hydro - 25.5 percent, NICO - 10 percent, Total - 10 percent, LukAgip - 10 percent, TPAO - 9 percent, SOCAR-10 percent.
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