Caspian Sea News


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…

Emerson's Automation Tech for BP's Caspian Sea Platform

Oct 22, 2020

Engineering services giant Emerson has won a $14 million contract to provide automation technologies for the new Azeri Central East offshore platform in the Caspian Sea, the latest development in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli oilfield…

Lukoil Launches Phase Two at Caspian Sea Oil Field

Oct 09, 2020

Russian oil company Lukoil has launched the second phase of the development drilling campaign at the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.The drilling at the Offshore Ice-Resistant Fixed Complex 2 (OIRFC 2) at the large Caspian Sea oil…

JDR to Link Two Azeri Platforms with Fiber Optic Power Cable

Sep 29, 2020

Subsea cable supplier JDR has won a contract with BP to manufacture and supply a 5.5km 33kV fiber optic power cable and a steel tube subsea isolation valve (SSIV) umbilical, for a platform project, offshore Azerbaijan.The 33 kV fiber optic power…

Azerbaijan: Socar Says Oil & Gas Facilities Unaffected by Conflict

Sep 29, 2020

Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Tuesday the country's oil and gas infrastructure was safe thanks to measures taken by the army over military conflict in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.The worst spate of fighting between Armenia and…

Gallery: Lukoil Installs Jackets for Caspian Sea Platform

Sep 15, 2020

Russian oil company Lukoil said Tuesday it had installed the jackets of the fixed ice-resistant platform at the V.I. Grayfer field in the Caspian Sea. Ahead of being shipped to the offshore location, the 3,700+ tonnes heavy jackets were moved…

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

Sep 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan…

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