Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.9/ Trend, E.Ismayilov /
By late October, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) will start drilling of the first production well on the Umid gas field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, SOCAR First Vice-President Khoshbakht Yusifzade said on Tuesday.
He said the preparatory work to start drilling is almost completed.
Earlier SOCAR started supplying gas onshore from a well on the Umid field.
According to Yusifzade, at present daily debit of the well is 850,000 cubic meters of gas and 150 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.