Gas production halted at Shah Deniz

Gas production halted at Shah Deniz
# 16 September 2009 14:37 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. BP Azerbaijan announced Wednesday it has halted production at Shah Deniz, a major gas and condensate project in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea with gas exports to foreign countries.

“Production was halted due to preplanned maintenance. After preventive maintenance work, we plan to resume production in a few days,” said BP Azerbaijan, operator of the project.

Production from the Shah Deniz field totaled 3.4 billion cubic meters of gas and 900,000 metric tons of condensate in the first half of 2009.

Last month, BP said output at the field would reach 7.5 billion cubic meters of gas and 1.9 million tons of condensate this year.

Shah Deniz participating interests are: BP (operator – 25.5%), StatoilHydro (25.5%), SOCAR (10%), LUKOIL (10%), NICO (10%), Total (10%), and TPAO (9%).
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED