The 28 May Oil and Gas Producing Unit (OGPU), a part of the Azaneft PU, the unit of
the State oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) plans to drill in 2006 up to 6 new wells on the AzerbaijanвЂ™s вЂ�GyuneshliвЂ™ off-shore oil field, SOCAR told Trend.
Four production wells are currently being drilled on the field. In 2005 the 28 may OGPU commissioned 6 new wells. The OGPUвЂ™s well stock for 1 November was 211 against 209 in 2004. For 10 months of 2005 OGPU produced over 4, 5 million tons of oil.
Development of the вЂ�GuneshliвЂ™ field shallow water part has been carried out since 1980. It is located to the south-east of the Absheron peninsular and provides up to 65% of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s oil extraction and 83% of the countryвЂ™s off-shore production. The remaining areaвЂ™s deposits are evaluated as 94-130 million tons of oil.