Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.3
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
In accordance with the plan, production from the Shah Deniz platform will be suspended on Aug.2 for about 20 days to enable efficient maintenance, inspection and project work to be undertaken, said the message from BP company Aug.3.
This is a routine, planned program and is part of normal operations, said the message.
"The planning for the program started in early 2014 and these activities are included in the annual work program and budget," said the company. "The shut-down is also included in the annual production forecast."
Production from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field (Central Azeri, East Azeri, West Azeri, Chirag, Deepwater Gunashli, and West Chirag), as well as export operations via Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and WREP will continue as normal, said BP.
"The ACG and EOP phases of Sangachal Terminal will continue to operate," said the message. "Loadings at Ceyhan and Supsa will also continue in accordance with the lifting schedule."
BP and its partners produced 31.5 million metric tons of oil (233 million barrels) at Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli block of oil and gas fields in 2014, compared to 32.2 million metric tons (239 million barrels) in 2013.
The contract for development of ACG field was signed in 1994.
The shareholders of the project are: BP (operator in the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli) - 35.78 percent, Chevron - 11.27 percent, Inpex - 10.96 percent, AzACG - 11.65 percent, Statoil - 8.56 percent, Exxon - 8 percent, TPAO - 6.75 percent, Itocu - 4.3 percent and ONGC - 2.72 percent.