...

GHG emissions into atmosphere from SWAP drilling program

Oil&Gas Materials 1 September 2020 14:00
GHG emissions into atmosphere from SWAP drilling program

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.1

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

The total volume of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) into the atmosphere from the Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula (SWAP) project of BP in Azerbaijan is estimated at 24,000 tons, Trend reports citing BP.

Estimated GHG and Non GHG Emissions Associated with Drilling Activities

Tonnes

Total Emissions Estimates for Rig Transfer and Drilling Activities

CO2 (k tonnes)

24

CO (tonnes)

74

NOx (tonnes)

433

SO2 (tonnes)

0.7

CH4 (tonnes)

2

NMVOC (tonnes)

17

GHG (k tonnes)

24

BP signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) with SOCAR in December 2014 to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron peninsula in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian sea. This PSA was ratified by the Milli Majlis (Parliament of Azerbaijan) on 14 April 2015. This enables BP to move forward with its commitments under this PSA using its experience and advanced technology solutions from other shallow water areas around the world.

Under the PSA BP is the operator with 50 percent interest while SOCAR holds the remaining 50 percent equity.

The PSA contract area stretches along the margins of the Caspian basin to the south of the Absheron peninsula. The acreage features water depths of up to 40 metres with potential reservoir depths of 3000-5000 metres. This will enable BP to bring its experience and advanced technology solutions from other shallow water areas around the world to this area.

---

Follow the author on Twitter:@Lyaman_Zeyn

Tags:
Latest

Latest