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BP Launches Its ‘Largest-Ever’ Seismic Program at Azerbaijan Oil Field

Jan 24, 2024

BP has started a new four-dimensional (4D) high-definition ocean bottom node seismic program on its Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) oil field in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.This is the largest-ever seismic acquisition commitment made by BP globally by all its aspects – area size, cost and program duration, the company said.The program, which will focus on ACG’s Balakhany and Fasila reservoirs…

West Azeri Platform Marks 1 Billion Barrels Milestone

Dec 29, 2023

West Azeri platform, located in the Caspian Sea at Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field, has achieved 1 billion barrels total production.The announcement was made by BP, which is the operator of ACG oil field, on behalf of its partners SOCAR…

Kazakhstan to Press Ahead with $16.5B Claim Against Oil Majors

Jun 06, 2023

Kazakhstan is pressing ahead with $16.5 billion in claims against international oil majors over disputed project costs and has no plans for a possible out-of-court settlement, Energy Minister Almasadam Satkaliyev said on Tuesday.The legal wrangling…

Kazakhstan’s Oil Output Drops 3% in May vs April to 1.55 mln bpd - Sources

Jun 05, 2023

Kazakhstan cut its oil production (excluding gas condensate) by 3% on a daily basis in May compared to April to 1.55 million barrels per day (bpd), Reuters calculations based on data from two sources familiar with preliminary data showed on Monday…

Kashagan's Oil Processing Complex to Restart in Coming Days

Oct 31, 2022

Kazakhstan's energy company KazMunayGas said on Saturday that it expects the Bolashak onshore processing complex at the giant Kashagan offshore oilfield to resume operations in the coming days after repair works at a complex unit. 'At the moment…

Dragon Oil Extends Turkmenistan Production Partnership in $1B Deal

Jul 05, 2022

Dubai-based Dragon Oil signed a $1 billion deal to renew its production partnership in Turkmenistan with state-owned Turkmen Oil for 10 years after the current contract expires in May 2025, the United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM said on Monday…

Bumi Armada to Sell Three Ice-class Vessels to Lukoil for $44.5M

Jan 20, 2022

Malaysian FPSO specialist and offshore support vessel owner Bumi Armada has decided to sell its icebreaking vessels operating in the Caspian Sea for Lukoil, in line with its plan to exit the offshore marine service business.Bumi Armada said…

Lukoil Enters Kazakh Offshore Block

Jun 07, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil has agreed to acquire a stake in an offshore block in the Kazakh sector of the Black Sea.Lukoil's president Vagit Alekperov and Chairman of Kazakhstan's 'KazMunayGas' Alik Aidarbayev last Friday signed a sale and purchase deal for a 49…

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

Sep 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan…

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