New SOCAR compressor stations to provide gas villages in Azerbaijan's Siyazan district

Oil&Gas Materials 23 September 2019 17:08 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23

By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade - Trend:

Some 1,250 subscribers from 15 villages of Azerbaijan's Siyazan district will be provided with gas, Trend reports referring to Azerbaijan's State Oil Company SOCAR.

On Sept. 23, the opening of new compressor stations for the collection of associated gas from SOCAR took place on the territory of the Zagli-Zeyve field in Siyazan.

The special feature of the project is that the collected associated gas from the fields after purification will be directed to the needs of the population. Thus, 1,250 subscribers from 15 nearby villages will be provided with gas.

The construction of compressor stations was carried out as part of a joint project of SOCAR and the representative office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Azerbaijan, the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA).

SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mukhtar Babayev, head of UNDP’s representative office in Azerbaijan Alessandro Fracassetti, SOCAR Vice President for Ecology, Project Manager Rafiga Huseyn-zade attended the opening.

As part of the third component of the NAMA project, aimed at supporting the SOCAR strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change, the Zagli-Zeyve field was selected as a pilot site for the collection and utilization of associated gas.

New compressors and separators, cooling systems and an online control system were installed at three existing associated gas collection points, and a new 32 km long gas pipeline was also built. Up to 6.8 million cubic meters of associated gas will be collected annually as part of the two-year project.

Since July 2015, SOCAR and the UNDP Azerbaijan Office have been implementing the project Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA).

The five-year NAMA project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP, aims to support SOCAR's climate change mitigation strategy.