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Deal on development of Umid, Babek fields approved

12 May 2017 [11:15] - TODAY.AZ

By  Trend

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has approved a law ratifying the risk-service contract on exploration and development of an offshore block which includes the Umid gas field and the promising Babek structure in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.

The contract was signed between Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and SOCAR Umid Oil and Gas Ltd.

The approved law also ratifies an additional contract, attached to the mentioned risk-service contract, on conducting oil and gas operations to explore and develop the sea block that includes the Umid field and the promising Babek structure, signed between SOCAR Umid Oil and Gas Ltd and Umid-Babek Exploration & Production.

The reserves of the perspective structure Babek, according to preliminary data, might reach 400 billion cubic meters of gas and 80 million tons of condensate, while the reserves of the Umid field are more than 200 billion cubic meters of gas and 40 million tons of condensate.


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