Caspian Sea News


Kazakh Oil Woes Another Headache for Top Western Producers amid Ukraine War

Mar 25, 2022

Top Western oil producers could experience a hit to revenue if disruptions at a Russian Black Sea port curtail output from Kazakhstan's giant oilfields, highlighting the growing global supply risk after Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, TotalEnergies and Italy's Eni are among international companies with stakes in Kazakhstan's oilfields.Most of the central Asian country's crude is exported via the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) pipeline to the port of Novorossiisk…

Dragon Oil Extends Turkmenistan Production Partnership in $1B Deal

Jul 05, 2022

Dubai-based Dragon Oil signed a $1 billion deal to renew its production partnership in Turkmenistan with state-owned Turkmen Oil for 10 years after the current contract expires in May 2025, the United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM said on Monday…

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…

Bumi Armada to Sell Three Ice-class Vessels to Lukoil for $44.5M

Jan 20, 2022

Malaysian FPSO specialist and offshore support vessel owner Bumi Armada has decided to sell its icebreaking vessels operating in the Caspian Sea for Lukoil, in line with its plan to exit the offshore marine service business.Bumi Armada said…

30 Million Tons of Oil: Production Milestone for Lukoil's V. Filanovsky Caspian Sea Field

Dec 23, 2021

The Vladimir Filanovsky offshore field in the Caspian Sea, operated by Russian oil and gas giant Lukoil, has produced more than 30 million tonnes of oil, according to the company.In 2021, the field saw five development wells built (including…

Lukoil to Buy 9.99% in Shah Deniz and Not 15.5% as Partners Exercise Pre-emptive Rights

Dec 13, 2021

Russian oil firm Lukoil will acquire a 9.99% percent in the Shah Deniz offshore gas field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea from Malaysia's Petronas and not 15.5% as agreed originally in October, as other partners in the field, BP and Socar…

Lukoil Sees Oil Output Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023

Nov 24, 2021

Lukoil, Russia's second-biggest oil producer, plans to produce 83 million to 84 million tonnes of oil a year in Russia over the next three years, with output returning to pre-pandemic levels in 2023, it said on Wednesday.The company, which earlier…

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…

SOCAR Wants to Power Offshore Oil Rigs with Floating Wind. Signs Pact with Technip Energies

Jul 15, 2021

Azerbaijan's national oil company SOCAR has signed a cooperation agreement with energy services firm Technip Energies for a floating wind pilot project.SOCAR said the two firms would study sustainability measures in the offshore upstream activities…

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…

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