BP starts gas production in the southeastern flank of the Shah Deniz field
BP has started gas production in the southeastern flank of the Shah Deniz field as part of the Stage 2 project, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News, with reference to the message of BP-Azerbaijan Company (technical operator of the project).
“Gas production from the deep southeastern flank at a sea depth of 540 meters began on June 30, 2021. This wing of the Shah Deniz field consists of four wells, two production lines and numerous subsea structures connected to the reservoir. Production from this wing of the field in full is expected in the third quarter of this year,” the company notes.
Due to the southeastern flank, in addition to the total production from the Shah Deniz field, 90 thousand barrels of oil equivalent will be produced per day.
“Currently, 58 million cubic meters of gas and 85 thousand barrels of condensate are extracted from the field daily,” the information says.
Over the entire period since the start of field development in 2006, more than 140 billion cubic meters of gas and over 33 million tons of condensate have been produced at Shah Deniz. The reserves of the field are estimated at about 1 trillion cubic meters of gas and 2 billion barrels of condensate.
As reported, until now, within the framework of Stage-2, gas production has been carried out only from the northern flank of the field. By 2027, wells on the western, southeastern, southwestern and northeastern flanks will be completed and phased into production.
The participants of the Shah Deniz project are- BP (operator, 28.8%), Petronas (15.5%), SOCAR (16.7%), LUKOIL (10%), NICO (10%), TPAO (19 %).
Currently, gas production from the Shah Deniz field is carried out from the Alpha platform as part of Stage-1 and from the Bravo platform as part of Stage-2.