BP starts up fifth well at Shah Deniz 2 North Flank
BP announced on November 22 it had brought a fifth well on stream at the north flank of the Shah Deniz 2 gas project off Azerbaijan, bringing the field's combined two-phase capacity to over 25bn m3/year.
The daily production rate at the Shah Deniz Bravo platform reached the same level at the Alpha platform for the first time in July, BP said. The field flowed around 16bn m3 of gas and 3mn metric tons of condensate in the first nine months of this year.
Shah Deniz delivers gas to Georgia, Turkey and south Europe via the Southern Gas Corridor. The corridor's final section across Greece and Albania to Italy, the Trans-Adriatic pipeline, was completed at the start of this year, enabling a boost in gas flow at Shah Deniz.
A contract for gas supply from Shah Deniz to Turkey lapsed in April, but was then renewed in October.