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EU Eyes Increased Imports of Azeri Gas in Pivot Away from Russia

Jul 15, 2022

The European Commission has proposed to EU countries a deal with Azerbaijan to increase imports of natural gas and support the expansion of a pipeline to do this, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.The draft memorandum of understanding, which needs approval from the governments involved and could still change, is part of European Union efforts to slash reliance on Russian gas following the war in Ukraine…

Masdar Wants to Develop 10GW of Wind, Solar, Hydrogen Projects in Azerbaijan

Jun 07, 2022

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has signed agreements with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to develop clean and renewable energy projects in the country with a combined confirmed capacity of 4,000 megawatts (MW) as an exclusive concession…

Oil Output at Azerbaijan's ACG stood at 5 mln t in Q1

May 05, 2022

Oil output at the BP-led Azeri–Chirag–Gunashli project in Azerbaijan amounted to 5 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2022, BP BP.L said on Thursday.BP also said the Shah Deniz field produced more than 6 billion standard cubic meters (bscm)…

Lukoil Increases Stake in Shah Deniz Offshore Gas Field in Azerbaijan

Feb 18, 2022

Russian oil company Lukoil has completed the acquisition of a 9.99% interest from Malaysia's Petronas in the Shah-Deniz gas field in Azerbaijan.The transaction value amounted to $1.45 billion, Lukoil said Friday.Following the completion of the deal…

Iran, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan in Gas Swap Deal

Nov 29, 2021

Iran, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan have signed a gas swap deal for up to 2 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.Under the swap deal, Iran will receive gas from Turkmenistan and deliver an equivalent amount to Azerbaijan at the Astara border…

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…

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…

Azerbaijan Pressing Ahead with Gas Pipeline Extension, Despite War

Nov 06, 2020

Azerbaijan will press ahead with plans to feed natural gas into an extended pipeline network to southern Europe, a senior official said, even as conflict rages for a sixth week in the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.Elshad Nassirov, vice-president of Azeri national energy company SOCAR…

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