SOCAR, Petrofac ink support services contract
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug.7
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
SOCAR Midstream Operations Limited, subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, and engineering and production services department of UK-based Petrofac company have signed a support services contract for handing over the technical operatoriship of the South Caucasus Pipeline, Trend reports citing SOCAR.
The new contract envisages support to handing over the operation assets, since SOCAR took over the technical operatorship of the South Caucasus Pipeline from BP.
The services include technical inspection of the gas pipeline and other facilities during the handover period, as well as routine support during the period of handover, execution and in preparing the operational readiness plan.
SCP is a world class system and has been operating safely, reliably and efficiently since 2006 delivering gas to the regional markets of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
To accommodate the incremental Shah Deniz 2 production, the SCP system has been further expanded to export Shah Deniz 2 volumes to Turkey (6 bcma) and Europe (10 bcma).
The expanded section of the pipeline commenced commercial deliveries to Turkey in June 2018. Starting 2020, it will enable the export of Shah Deniz gas to Europe for the first time.
During 2019, the daily average throughput of SCP was 29 million cubic metres of gas per day.
The SCP export system includes 443 km of pipeline in Azerbaijan and 248 km of pipeline in Georgia. The system also includes two compressors at the Sangachal Terminal in Azerbaijan, and two compressor stations and two metering stations in Georgia.
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