Caspian Sea News


BP Launches Its ‘Largest-Ever’ Seismic Program at Azerbaijan Oil Field

Jan 24, 2024

BP has started a new four-dimensional (4D) high-definition ocean bottom node seismic program on its Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) oil field in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.This is the largest-ever seismic acquisition commitment made by BP globally by all its aspects – area size, cost and program duration, the company said.The program, which will focus on ACG’s Balakhany and Fasila reservoirs…

West Azeri Platform Marks 1 Billion Barrels Milestone

Dec 29, 2023

West Azeri platform, located in the Caspian Sea at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field, has achieved 1 billion barrels total production.The announcement was made by BP, which is the operator of ACG oil field, on behalf of its partners SOCAR…

Serbia Signs Gas Supply Deal with Azerbaijan

Nov 15, 2023

Serbia signed a deal with Azerbaijan to purchase 400 million cubic meters of natural gas per year from 2024, Azerbaijan's energy ministry said on Tuesday.Serbia, which is almost fully dependent on Russian gas supplies, has long planned to purchase…

Turan Drilling & Engineering Bags $300M Offshore Contract in Azerbaijan

Oct 10, 2023

Turan Drilling & Engineering has secured a contract extension with a value of $300 million, for the provision of offshore drilling operations and maintenance services in Azerbaijan.The two-year extension, effective from April 2024, will see the company…

Why the Volatile South Caucasus is Important for Oil and Gas supplies

Sep 22, 2023

Azerbaijan is trying to take back control of Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway territory controlled by ethnic Armenians, in the latest escalation of a decades-old conflict. Developments over Karabakh could alter the geopolitical balance in the South Caucasus…

Caspian Sea Gas Project Absheron Officially Inaugurated

Sep 01, 2023

An official inauguration ceremony was held this week for the Absheron gas field, located in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.To remind, the first development phase of the field, owned by TotalEnergies and Socar and, as of recently, ADNOC…

BP Installs Massive 19,600-tonne Topsides Unit on Caspian Sea Jacket

Aug 15, 2023

Oil major BP has completed the installation of the 19,600-tonne topsides of the $6 billion Azeri Central East (ACE) project platform onto a jacket in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.Constructed by Azfen in the Bayil fabrication yard, the…

UAE's ADNOC to Take 30% Stake in Caspian Sea Field

Aug 04, 2023

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has agreed to acquire a 30% stake in the TotalEnergies-operated Absheron gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea, for an undisclosed fee.Upon completion of the transaction, ADNOC will own a 30% stake in Absheron…

Azerbaijan Oil Output Declines 8% to 15.2 mln metric Tons in Jan-June

Jul 12, 2023

Azerbaijan's oil output was at 15.2 million metric tons between January and June, country's, energy minister Parviz Shahbazov said on Wednesday on Twitter, a decline of 8% from the year-earlier period.Production of oil in Azerbaijan has been…

No Hydrocarbons at Zhenis Offshore Project, KazMunayGas says

Jul 12, 2023

Kazakhstan's state energy company KazMunayGas KMGZ.KZ said on Tuesday that exploration drilling showed no hydrocarbons at the offshore Caspian Sea project Zhenis where it has been jointly working with Russian oil producer Lukoil LKOH.MM.Interfax news agency said…

TotalEnergies and SOCAR Kickstart Production from Absheron Offshore Field

Jul 10, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies and its partner SOCAR, Azerbaijan's national oil firm, have started production of the first phase of development of the Absheron gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea, around 100 km south-east of Baku.This…

Oil Output in Kazakhstan Down 21% on July 4 from July 2 after Blackout

Jul 05, 2023

Oil production in Kazakhstan plummeted by around a fifth on July 4 to 1.46 million barrels per day from July 2, after the widespread power outages, official data from an analytical center at the energy ministry showed on Wednesday. Oil refining volumes fell by 46% on July 4 to 20…

Kazakhstan's Oilfields, Disputes, and Settlements

Jun 08, 2023

Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev said on Tuesday that the central Asian country is pressing ahead with $16.5 billion in claims against international oil companies over disputed project costs.The new claims are the latest in…

Kazakhstan to Press Ahead with $16.5B Claim Against Oil Majors

Jun 06, 2023

Kazakhstan is pressing ahead with $16.5 billion in claims against international oil majors over disputed project costs and has no plans for a possible out-of-court settlement, Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev said on Tuesday.The legal wrangling…

Kazakhstan’s Oil Output Drops 3% in May vs April to 1.55 mln bpd - Sources

Jun 05, 2023

Kazakhstan cut its oil production (excluding gas condensate) by 3% on a daily basis in May compared to April to 1.55 million barrels per day (bpd), Reuters calculations based on data from two sources familiar with preliminary data showed on Monday…

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