Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr U. Ismayilova / Azerbaijan has sent first supplies of natural gas from the Shah Daniz field to Turkey for pressuring the Turkish section of the South-Caucasus Pipeline, a senior representative of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
"Commercial volumes of Azerbaijani gas have not yet passed the Georgian-Turkish border," he said.
Commercial gas from Shah Daniz is transported to Georgia and Azerbaijan through the South-Caucasus pipeline.
The contract on development of the Shah Daniz off-shore field was signed on 4 June, 1996. The sides to the agreement are BP (operator) -25.5%, Statoil - 25.5%, NICO - 10%, Total - 10%, LukAgip - 10%, TPAO- 9% and SOCAR- 10%.
Some 8.6bln cu m of gas per year will be produced in Stage-1 of the development of Shah Daniz.