Oil production restarted in one Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli platform

Oil production restarted in one Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli platform
# 10 October 2008 15:53 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Nijat Mustafayev – APA-Economics. Oil production has been resumed at West Azeri, one of the two platforms shut down at Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) group of fields in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea due to gas leak, said Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), a BP-led consortium of foreign petroleum companies.
The consortium told APA-Economics that investigations into the gas leak are still ongoing at the other platform.
The Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) group of fields produces more than 800,000 barrels per day.
The total daily production rate at Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli reached 841,169 barrels per day in July.
According to the outlook for 2008, about 134,000 barrels per day is expected from Chirag, 243,500 barrels per day from Central Azeri, 235,300 barrels per day from West Azeri, 144,400 barrels per day from East Azeri and 82,800 barrels per day from DWG.
The Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oilfields are the main source of oil for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline which takes crude oil from Azerbaijan to the Turkish Port of Ceyhan for world markets.
Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli participating interests are: BP (operator – 34.1%), Chevron (10.2%), SOCAR (10%), INPEX (10%), StatoilHydro (8.6%), ExxonMobil (8%), TPAO (6.8%), Devon (5.6%), ITOCHU (3.9%), Hess (2.7%).
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