Azerbaijan News


Oil Prices Drop as Demand Worries Counter U.S. Stimulus Hopes

Sep 29, 2020

Oil prices dropped on Tuesday, paring gains from the previous session, as persistent demand concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic outweighed hopes generated by a new U.S. stimulus package that lawmakers are struggling to agree.More than 1…

With U.S. LNG and Black Sea Find as Bargaining Chips, Turkey Seeks Better Gas Terms from Current Suppliers

Sep 10, 2020

Turkey expects gas suppliers to offer more competitive pricing and flexibility if they want to renew long-term contracts totaling 16 billion cubic meters a year, a senior energy ministry official said.More than a quarter of Turkey's long-term gas contracts expire next year…

Turkish Giant Offshore Gas Find 'Transformational', Woodmac Says

Aug 21, 2020

'Our Fatih drillship discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves, thanks to the drilling in the Tuna-1 well [...]. There is no stopping and resting for us until we become a net exporter in energy,' the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted on Friday…

Caspian Drilling & Engineering Firm Wins More BP Work. Hires 71 Workers

Aug 19, 2020

Turan Drilling & Engineering, a Caspian region focused joint venture between KCA Deutag and SOCAR AQS Company, has employed 71 new workers to support the newly awarded contract by BP.Following a $500 million contract award last year, Turan Drilling…

BP: No Plans to Sell Azeri Offshore Fields Despite Renewables Push

Aug 13, 2020

British oil major BP has no plans to scale down its oil and gas business in Azerbaijan amid global plans to rebalance its portfolio towards renewables, Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, BP's vice president for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, said.Sources…

Petrofac, SOCAR JV Win BP Contract in Azerbaijan

Aug 10, 2020

A joint venture between Petrofac and the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), has secured a contract to provide BP Azerbaijan with international payroll and personnel support services including training services.The five-year contract…

Liebherr Bags First Offshore Crane Order in Azerbaijan

Aug 06, 2020

Crane specialist Liebherr will deliver what it describes as offshore cranes of the latest generation for Caspian Sea platforms, offshore Azerbaijan.Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock has received an order from Umid Babek Operating Company to deliver four…

BP Shuts Caspian Sea Platform for Maintenance

Jul 30, 2020

BP suspended its Alfa platform in Azerbaijan on Thursday for planned maintenance that will last for five days, it said in a statement.The oil major uses the Alfa platform to produce natural gas at the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea…

Azerbaijan's Jan-April Oil Output Flat

May 21, 2020

Azerbaijan's oil and gas condensate output was flat in January-April at 12.4 million tonnes compared with 12.44 million tonnes in the same period last year, the Energy Ministry said on Thursday.Natural gas output rose to 13.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the first four months of 2020 from 11…

BP's Azerbaijan Output Drops

May 12, 2020

BP said on Tuesday that oil output at its projects in Azerbaijan declined to 524,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the first quarter of 2020 from 571,000 bpd a year earlier.Associated gas output at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields was 7…

BP to Reduce Azerbaijan Oil Production by 76,000 bpd in May-June

May 01, 2020

BP will cut its oil production in Azerbaijan by 76,000 barrels per day (bpd) in May and June as part of the ex-Soviet country's efforts to curb supply, state energy firm SOCAR said on Thursday.SOCAR plans to cut production by 17,000 bpd over the same period…

BP's Azeri Oil Project to Cut Output to Meet OPEC+ Deal

Apr 24, 2020

Azerbaijan's BP-led Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) project will have to cut output sharply from May for the first time ever as the country moves to meet its commitment under a global deal to cut production, three sources told Reuters on Thursday…

Hungary's MOL Snaps Up Chevron's Azeri Assets for $1,57 Billion

Apr 17, 2020

U.S. oil giant Chevron has sold its stake in the BP-operated offshore oil fields in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan to Hungary's MOL for $1,57 billion.More specifically, Chevron sold its non-operating interests in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli…

Worley Lands Chirag Platform Work Off Azerbaijan

Mar 06, 2020

BP-operated Azerbaijan International Operating Co. (AIOC) has awarded Worley a contract for engineering, procurement and construction services as part of a gas lift project. Under the contract, ASX-listed oilfield services firm Worley will provide engineering…

Azerbaijan to Produce More Gas, Less Oil in 2020

Feb 10, 2020

Azerbaijan plans to increase natural gas production this year, but slightly lower oil production due to the level of existing reserves, the vice president of state energy company SOCAR said in an interview. Yashar Latifov told Reuters the country planned to produce 38…

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