SOCAR increases gas production by 11.4% in third quarter
In the third quarter of 2019, SOCAR increased oil production by 2.8% and natural gas production by 11.4% compared to the same period of the previous year, producing approximately 21 million tons of oil and over 1.81 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
During the reporting period, the company continued to implement the comprehensive action plan to maintain production level in the oil and gas fields exploited by SOCAR. The operation of some out-of-exploitation wells has also been resumed. The company performed more than 37 thousand3 meters of drilling work in the third quarter of 2019.
In total, more than 9.44 million tons of oil and 8.75 billion cubic meters of natural gas were produced in the country throughout the third quarter. 266 billion cubic meters of natural gas have been produced in the first nine months of the current year. This year 2.17 billion cubic meters of natural gas have been delivered to underground gas storage levelling the volume of gas reserved for the winter season to 2.98 billion cubic meters, while the filling of gas to the storages continues.
In the third quarter of 2019, SOCAR exported 145.99 million cubic meters of gas, while the total volume of gas exports of the country was 2.710 billion cubic meters. During the first nine months of the current year, Azerbaijan exported over 8.211 billion cubic meters of natural gas, while more than 1.112 billion cubic meters of that were exported by SOCAR.
SOCAR’s crude oil export was 5.513 million tons in the third quarter. During that period, SOCAR exported 532 thousand14 tons of oil and petrochemical products.
The continued expansion of natural gas trade is led primarily by growth in the LNG sector, which has tripled over the past 3 yr.
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GasPro 2.0: A Webcast Symposium
Following on the heels of the highly successful GasPro 2.0 Webcast Symposium in October 2018, the second GasPro Webcast Symposium 2.0 will take place on October 24, 2019.
The 2019 web event will gather experts in the fields of LNG, gas processing, and gas transport/distribution to share their operations expertise, engineering and design solutions, and technology advances and trends with our audience.
Attendees will learn about technology and operational solutions and deployments in a number of areas: plant design and expansion, construction, NGL production, optimization, sulfur removal, marine operations and separation technology.
October 24, 2019 08:30 AM CDT