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Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli sees decrease in production

Oil&Gas Materials 10 February 2022 12:32 (UTC +04:00)
Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli sees decrease in production

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.10

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Total Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) production for 2021 was on average about 458,000 barrels per day (b/d), as compared to 477,000 barrels per day in 2020, Trend reports with reference to bp.

As such, ACG production dropped by 3.98 percent year-on-year.

During the year, ACG continued to safely and reliably deliver stable production. Total ACG production for the full year was on average about 458,000 barrels per day (b/d) (about 167 million barrels or 23 million tonnes in total) from the Chirag (27,000 b/d), Central Azeri (109,000 b/d), West Azeri (116,000 b/d), East Azeri (76,000 b/d), Deepwater Gunashli (86,000 b/d) and West Chirag (44,000 b/d) platforms.

On 18 September 2021, the ACG field reached 4 billion barrels of total oil production since start.

As part of the ACG annual work programme, two planned maintenance programmes (turnaround - TAR) were successfully implemented on the ACG platforms in 2021 – on West Azeri in the second quarter and on Chirag in the third quarter.

At the end of 2021, 135 oil wells were producing, while 29 were used for water and eight for gas injection.

BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Limited is the operator on behalf of the Contractor Parties to the ACG Production Sharing Agreement.

ACG participating interests are: bp (30.37%), SOCAR (25.0%), MOL (9.57%), INPEX (9.31%), Equinor (7.27%), ExxonMobil (6.79%), TPAO (5.73%), ITOCHU (3.65%), ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) (2.31%).

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