Baku-Supsa oil pipeline shut down for planned maintenance programme

Oil&Gas Materials 16 May 2012 11:43 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 16 / Trend E.Ismayilov /

BP as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) field development project has shut down the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP/Baku-Supsa) for a planned maintenance programme, the company told Trend on Wednesday.

Work will be carried out as part of ACG annual work programme.

The company said WREP will be shut down for about a month.

The maintenance programme workscope will mainly include continuation of installation of a pig launcher/receiver isolation valves both in Georgia and Azerbaijan, control system upgrade activities and other general mechanical and instrument maintenance work.

Production from all ACG platforms, as well as the SD platform, and export operations via BTC and SCP will continue as normal. Loadings at Ceyhan will continue as planned.

The Sangachal Terminal will continue to operate coordinating their day-to-day operations with the WREP maintenance activities.