SOCAR eager to resolve issue of low gas pressure collection on Shallow-water Gunashli

Oil&Gas Materials 27 March 2006 11:32 (UTC +04:00)

This year the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is eager to resolve an issue of collection of collection of low-pressure gas from the Shallow-Water Gunashli, developed by the SOCAR independently, Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the Vice-President of the SOCAR, told Trend.

Yusifzade said that at present project work over collection of gas, increase of its pressure and transportation to the coast. The SOCAR is expected to install a gas compression station on vacant part of the Gunashli-4, where gas compression is carried out.

At present experts of the World Bank are working over a program on collection of low-pressure gas on Gunashli. The program is implemented at the expense of the WB grant of $481,250. The funds for the program will be approved by the Japanese government.

Under an agreement with the WB it is planned to draft a program on utilization of gas in order to prevent the gas leakage to atmosphere. The program will stipulate the construction of a gas compression station in the vacant part of Gunashli-4 platform. The station will enable to increase low gas pressure and transport it to the coast. The construction of a gas compression station on Gunashli will provide for production of up to 4.9 billion cu m of gas a year till 2010. At present the figure is 2.2 billion cu m a year.

Today every day some 1.6 million cu m of gas is thrown to air in the Shallow-water Gunashli field and approximately 800,000 cu m of gas in Chirag field.