OPEC keeps Azerbaijan’s oil output forecast unchanged

OPEC keeps Azerbaijan’s oil output forecast unchanged OPEC kept its forecast on Azerbaijani oil production unchanged at 0.96 million barrels per day (bpd) for 2012 and 2013. “Azerbaijan oil production is predicted to remain steady in 2012 and average 0.96 million bpd, flat compared to the previous month,” OPEC’s September oil market report says. According to OPEC forecasts, the country’s oil production will amount... Read More

Shah Deniz-2 drilling plans announced

Shah Deniz-2 drilling plans announced Drillings of new test wells and boreholes as part of the second stage of the Azerbaijani Shah Deniz offshore gas condensate field development is not allowed until authorisation of the second phase, a source in the oil and gas market told Trend news agency on Monday. Currently work on the SDX-07а test well drilling is being carried out, the source said. “The second phase involves a multi-billion dollar... Read More

BTC Oil Export Declined 7,0 % in January, 2012

BTC Oil Export Declined 7,0 % in January, 2012 Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil exported 2,7 million tonnes of oil in January, 2012. CESD reported that, oil export dropped of 200,000 tonnes last month compare with January 2011. In total, BTC oil export declined 7,0 % in January, 2012. 32,224,000 tonnes of oil exported through BTC pipeline in 2011. Overall, since the start of the pipeline operation the pipeline has exported 178,558,000 tonnes by the... Read More

BTC pumped 32m tons of Azeri oil in 2011

BTC pumped 32m tons of Azeri oil in 2011 The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline transported more than 32.22 million tons of Azerbaijani oil in 2011, down from 37 million tons reported in 2010, the state oil company Socar said Monday. In December alone, over 2.16 million tons of crude were pumped via the pipeline, which pumps oil produced from Azerbaijan’s Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) block of fields in the Caspian Sea and condensate from the... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges Official forecasts for Azerbaijani economy in 2012 seem quite optimistic. According to Ministry of Economic Development reports although downturn in world economy. The Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) targets 5,7 % GDP Growth in 2012 meanwhile The Central Bank’s monetary policy is announced keeping inflation to single digits. Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected at 7,1 % Azerbaijan’s... Read More

New gas pipeline deal

New gas pipeline deal Turkey and Azerbaijan signed on Monday an agreement to build a pipeline to carry 10 billion cubic metres of Azeri gas to European markets starting in 2017, the Anatolia news agency reported. The deal comes as the EU’s plans to build the so-called Nabucco pipeline across Turkey to bring in Caspian Sea gas and reduce Europe’s dependence on Russia has struggled to sign up suppliers. The accord on building the $5-billion... Read More