Foreign company receives exclusive rights for talks with SOCAR on biggest offshore bloc
Eurasia Energy company has entered into a memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic ("SOCAR") which grants the Company the exclusive right to negotiate an Exploration, Rehabilitation, Development and Production Sharing Agreement ("ERDPSA") for a 600 square kilometer oil and gas block (the "Block") in Azerbaijan, Trend reports.
The Block includes the producing Alat-Deniz oil and gas field and seven additional exploration structures namely, the Hamamdag-Deniz, Garasu, Sangi-Mugan, Ulfat, Aran-Deniz, Dashly and Sabayil structures. The Block is located in the shallow coastal waters of the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea approximately 70 kilometers south of the Azerbaijan capital of Baku.
The Company's technical team including geologists and petroleum engineering consultants will shortly start a review of the production and exploration data and will assist management in the preparation of a rehabilitation, development and exploration plan for the Block.
The Block includes the producing Alat-Deniz oil and gas field and a string of seven prospective exploration structures trending in a south-easterly direction from the coast to seventy kilometers offshore. Water depths are predominantly up to twenty meters and reach a maximum of fifty meters at the far end of the Block. The Alat-Deniz field was discovered in 1983 and to date has produced approximately 12.5 million barrels of oil and 1 billion cubic meters of gas. SOCAR estimates recent production to be approximately 750 barrels of oil and 100,000 cubic meters of gas per day from 14 wells, and remaining recoverable reserves from the Alat-Deniz field of 15 million barrels of oil and 1 billion cubic meters of gas. The main producing horizon is at 3,700-4,500 meters depth.