In 2006 Р'Р Azerbaijan, an operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunahsli fields, will hand in 2.1 billion cu m of associated gas, Trend reports citing David Woodward, the President of BP Azerbaijan. Earlier it was planned to deliver 1.4 billion cu m of gas to Azerbaijan.
However, in the course of talks the figure was reconsidered with the term of optimization of the activities of wells, as a result of which gas is not pumped to stratum.
Part of the associated gas produced from the CA and WA platforms continues to be transported via the 28 gas subsea pipeline into the Sangachal Terminal and onward via a new gas export pipeline connecting the terminals gas processing facilities and Azerigass national grid system for Azerbaijans domestic use.
The gas injection rate into well at Central Azeri B13 was then ramped up to circa 100 million standard cubic feet per day and total gas injection is currently running at 220 million standard cubic feet per day using two wells. The rate of gas injection will be raised to a maximum of one billion standard cubic feet per day as the remaining three gas injectors are completed and connected to the gas system by mid-2007.
During the first half of 2006 we delivered 488.5 million standard cubic meters of gas from Chirag to Azerbaijan through SOCARs gas compression station at the Oily Rocks. In addition, we delivered about 930 million standard cubic meters of gas from the Sangachal Terminal to Azerbaijan during the first half of 2006.