SOCAR completes three-dimensional research on Kalmaz gas storage facility
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 17 / Trend /
SOCAR's Department of Geology and Geophysics has completed a three-dimensional seismic survey (3D) on Kalmaz gas storage facility, undertaken to expand gas storage capacity, the report said.
The studies were conducted to clarify the geological structure of the storage facilities, identify opportunities to increase storage capacity, prepare three-dimensional model.
The data are considered by specialists as satisfactory.
In 2010 the volume of gas reserves in underground facilities in Azerbaijan will amount to 3 billion cubic meters. Last year the figure was about 2 billion cubic meters compared to 1,4 billion cubic meters in 2008.
This year about 1,9 billion cubic meters of gas is planned to be pumped to the underground gas storage facility compared to 1,3 billion cubic meters in 2009. Since last year, about 1,1 billion cubic meters of gas remained in underground facilities of the country.
This year the underground gas storage facility is planned to upload 1,9 billion cubic meters of gas as compared to 1,3 billion cubic meters in 2009. Since last year, in underground facilities of the country remained about 1,1 billion cubic meters of gas.
Currently, the country has two underground storage facilities Garadagh and Kalmaz.
According to SOCAR, about 507.7 million cubic meters of gas was pumped in Garadagh underground gas storage facility last year and about 794.9 million cubic meters - in Kalmaz.
Pumping of gas into underground storage facilities in Azerbaijan for use in the autumn-winter period ends in October.