Baku, Azerbaijan, March 6
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR will launch operations to gather and process associated gas at Zagli-Zeyva field in April to reduce carbon emissions, SOCAR vice-president for ecology Rafiga Huseynzade said.
Huseynzade made the remarks at the conference following the signing of a protocol of intentions between SOCAR and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Baku March 6.
She added that the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) project, being implemented by SOCAR and UNDP, supports the technologies that help to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.
"Six wind turbines and solar panels with a capacity of 63 kilowatts have already been installed within the project,” she said. “The training that will cover about 1,000 employees will be held this year.”
“The work has been outlined to gather, process and transfer associated gas from 63 wells at Zagli-Zeyva field, which is being developed by ‘Siyazan Oil’ Oil and Gas Management,” she said. “Within the project 6.8 million cubic meters of associated gas are planned to be gathered during the year."