Caspian Sea News


Shah Deniz Field: Azerbaijan Signs New Gas Supply Deal with Turkey

Oct 14, 2021

Azerbaijan has signed a new deal with Turkey to supply gas from its giant offshore Shah Deniz I field, Azerbaijan's energy minister Parviz Shahbazov told Reuters on Thursday.Azerbaijan halted gas supplies from Shah Deniz I to Turkey in April after the contract expired…

Azerbaijan: Lukoil to Buy Petronas' Shah Deniz Field Stake for $2.25B

Oct 07, 2021

Russian oil and gas company Lukoil has agreed to acquire a 15.5% stake in the Shah Deniz offshore gas field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea from Malaysia's Petronas.Lukoil said the value of the transaction was $2.25 billion, with the completion is subject to certain conditions precedent…

Azerbaijan: Lukoil Buys Into BP's Caspian Sea Project

Sep 29, 2021

Russian oil firm Lukoil has agreed to acquire a stake in a BP-operated offshore project in the Azerbaijan part of the Caspian Sea.Lukoil will take a 25% stake from BP, which will retain a 25% stake and remain the operator of the project called…

BP Suspends Offshore Platform in Azerbaijan for 25-day Maintenance

Sep 23, 2021

British oil company BP will suspend its Chirag platform in Azerbaijan on Sept. 23 for planned maintenance that will last for 25 days, BP Azerbaijan said on Thursday.The oil major uses the Chirag platform to produce oil at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) fields in the Caspian Sea…

Azerbaijan: Shah Deniz Gas Field Nears Plateau as Deep-water Flank Brought Online

Jul 06, 2021

Azeri Shah Deniz giant offshore field is set to near its plateau gas production goal by starting up the East South deep-water flank, project leader BP said on Tuesday.The giant Shah Deniz gas project in the Caspian sea, split into two phases…

Report: SOCAR Says Platforms Safe after Fire Offshore

Jul 05, 2021

Azerbaijan’s state energy company, SOCAR, said on Sunday its offshore gas platforms in the Caspian Sea were safe after media reports of a large fire in the area.Videos and photos published online showed smoke rising above the sea off the coast…

Can the Caspian Still Compete for Upstream Capital?

Jun 28, 2021

The Caspian region – home to 6 million barrels of oil equivalent per day of liquids and gas production – has been near the forefront of the global energy sector since the 19th century. It is core to most of the majors and has a resource base that should be primed for longevity…

Petrofac, SOCAR JV Net $25M Deal to Support BP's Azeri Central East Project

Jun 24, 2021

Oilfield services firm Petrofac, in a joint venture with Azerbaijan's SOCAR, has won a contract to support BP's Azeri Central East (ACE) project, in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.Under the contract valued at about  $25 million, the Petrofac…

Lukoil Enters Kazakh Offshore Block

Jun 07, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil has agreed to acquire a stake in an offshore block in the Kazakh sector of the Black Sea.Lukoil's president Vagit Alekperov and Chairman of Kazakhstan's 'KazMunayGas' Alik Aidarbayev last Friday signed a sale and purchase deal for a 49…

Azerbaijan Starts Gas Exports to Europe

Jan 04, 2021

Azerbaijan has started commercial natural gas supplies to Europe via the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the energy ministry said on Thursday, beginning its push into the lucrative energy market dominated by Russia.The project has the backing…

Lukoil's North Caspian Sea Fields Hit Oil Output Milestone

Dec 29, 2020

Russian oil giant Lukoil said Tuesday its cumulative production of oil had exceeded 35 million tonnes at its Yury Korchagin and Vladimir Filanovsky fields in the North Caspian Sea.'Lukoil carried on with these projects in 2020. In particular…

TGP Delivers Oil Derrick to Caspian Sea

Nov 18, 2020

Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has said it has completed the delivery of an 'oversized' oil derrick to the Caspian region. Under a contract with an unnamed oilfield equipment provider, TGP was in charge of transporting the oil derrick from Constanta…

Trans Adriatic Pipeline Starts Operations

Nov 17, 2020

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a European leg of a pipeline carrying gas from the Azeri section of the Caspian Sea, and crossing Greece, Albania, the Adriatic Sea, and Italy, has started commercial operations. TAP is the European part of the Southern Gas Corridor…

SOCAR-KBR JV Nearly Done with ACE Platform Work

Nov 11, 2020

Houston-based engineering giant KBR has said that its joint venture with the Azeri oil firm SOCAR, which is working on the engineering design phase of the Azeri Central East (ACE) platform, is now nearing completion of its workscope.The $6 billion…

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