SOCAR to transport condensate from major field in Caspian sea

Oil&Gas Materials 25 September 2012 19:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 25 /Trend E.Ismaylov/

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) supplies condensate from the well in gas and condensate field Umid along with gas in Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea, high ranking SOCAR representative reported to Trend on Tuesday.

In his words, two pipelines have been constructed to provide transportation of gas and condensate extracted in the field.

"Following the separation of gas from liquid, both products are transported through specially constructed pipelines", the SOCAR representative noted.

The supply of hydrocarbons onshore from Umid field has recently started.

According to the source, the field, from which the gas and condensate supplies are conducted, was drilled as exploration field, but due to its rich resources it was decided to supply the extracted hydrocarbons onshore.

Regarding the volume of gas and condensate, which are transported onshore, the representative added that the supply volumes are expected at the level of 1 million cubic meters of gas and 200 tons of condensate daily.

According to SOCAR specialist's estimations, the volume of reserves amounts to 200 billion cubic meters of gas and 40 million tons of condensate.

Umid field is located 75 kilometers away from Baku, at 40 kilometers from the shore. Geophysical work was first conducted here in 1953 and repeatedly in 1972. 9 wells were drilled from 1977 to 1992 with no results.