BP-Azerbaijan yesterday announced the suspension of gas and condensate production from the Shah Deniz field for preventive maintenance on the production platform.
“Preventive works are included in the annual program of work and will last 14 days, starting from August 14,” the company noted.
According to BP-Azerbaijan, stopping the platform is necessary for effective implementation of preventive, inspection and design works.
“Preventive works will also be carried out at the facilities of the Sangachal terminal operating within the Shah Deniz project, and on the South Caucasus Pipeline Route (SCPR),” the company said.
In the period of prevention, work will also be carried out on the laying of connecting lines between the facilities operating within the framework of Stage-1 of the Shah Deniz project and the installations constructed within the framework of Stage-2 and various design works, including the reconstruction of the gas-measuring and transmitting unit at the pumping station No. 1 for the Georgian section of the SCPR.
* Currently, the maximum capacity of the existing production system at the Shah Deniz field is 30 mcm of gas per day or 10.9 bcm per year. In the first quarter of 2017, BP-Azerbaijan extracted 2.4 bcm of gas and 0.6 million tons of condensate from Shah Deniz.