Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.8 / Trend /
From January to August, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (excepting joint ventures and operating companies) drilled a total of 94,429 meters compared to 118,420 meters in January- August 2009, SOCAR had said.
According to the report, 88,670 meters of the total amount of drilling carried out in 2010 was operational drilling and the remaining 5,759 meters was exploration drilling (including 1,044 meters for search drilling).
In August, SOCAR drilled 11,169 meters compared to 15,214 meters in August last year.
SOCAR drilled 168,200 meters in 2009 compared to about 203,000 meters in 2008. This figure was 190,376 meters in 2007.