Azerbaijan, Baku, June 5 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
According to forecasts for 2010, 13.3 billion cubic meters of associated gas will be produced compared to 10.5 billion cubic meters in 2009 from the fields "Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, said in the data presented in SOCAR's stand at the exhibition "Caspian Oil and Gas, Oil Refining and Petrochemicals".
According to SOCAR, in 1998 4.5 billion cubic meters of associated gas was produced at the ACG fields, in 1999 this figure amounted to 4.8 billion, in 2000 - 4,6 billion, in 2001 - 4,4 billion, in 2002 - 4,3 billion, in 2003 - 4,3 billion, in 2004 - 4,2 billion, in 2005 - 5000000000, 2006 - 5,9 billion, in 2007 - 7,7 billion, and in 2008 8.4 billion cubic meters.
Part of the associated gas produced in Azerbaijan ACG fields is given to Azerbaijan free of charge, and a part is pumped back into the reservoir for pressure maintenance.
According to BP's report, in total, in 2010 BP within the ACG project plans to give 1.9 billion cubic meters of associated gas to SOCAR. In 2009, SOCAR received about four billion cubic meters of gas compared to the planned 1.45 billion cubic meters.
ACG participating interests are: BP (operator - 34.1 percent), Chevron (10.2 percent), SOCAR (10 percent), INPEX (10 percent), StatoilHydro (8.6 percent), ExxonMobil (8 percent), TPAO (6.8 percent), Devon (5.6 percent), ITOCHU (3.9 percent), and Delta Hess (2.7 percent).