BP in Azerbaijan at a glance

Find out about our structure, organization, assets, history.

Legal structure

A number of BP legal entities have registered representative offices in Azerbaijan reflecting the evolution of BP’s presence in the country and the region since BP opened its first office in Baku in 1992. The principal legal entity is BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Limited.


In Azerbaijan, BP operates under several production sharing agreements and host government agreements (HGAs) signed with the government of Azerbaijan. In Georgia and Turkey, it operates under HGAs that cover export pipelines and terminals.

Business structure

At the end of 2013, the AGT Regional Leadership team led by the regional president consisted of 13 vice presidents, the regional vice-president, the chief procurement officer, the assistant general counsel, the business development director, and the head of control and financial operations.

Registered address

Registered address of the representative office of BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Limited is 153 Neftchilar avenue, Nasimi district, Baku, AZ1010, Azerbaijan. Telephone: +994 (0)12 599 3000, Fax +994 (0)12 599 3665


At the end of 2013, the number of people permanently employed by BP in Azerbaijan was 3,254 of whom 2,760 Azerbaijani citizens

Offshore production assets

Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) is the largest oilfield in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. Shah Deniz (SD) is a large offshore gas and condensate field.

Operational offshore facilities

Chirag platform, Central Azeri platform, West Azeri platform, East Azeri platform, Shah Deniz platform and the Deepwater Gunashli platform, West Chirag platform

Transportation and storage

TRANSPORTATION: Sangachal terminal – an oil and gas processing terminal south of Baku. Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC) – a 1,768km oil pipeline (443km in Azerbaijan) linking Sangachal terminal to Ceyhan marine terminal in Turkey. South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) – a 691km gas pipeline (443km in Azerbaijan) between Sangachal terminal and the Georgia-Turkey border. Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) – a 829km pipeline (456km in Azerbaijan) linking Sangachal terminal to Supsa on Georgia’s Black Sea coast. 

CAPACITY: BTC – 1.2 million barrels per day; SCP – 19.8 million standard cubic metres (mmscm) per day; WREP – 106 thousand barrels per day. Sangachal terminal –1.2 million barrels (about 164,000 tonnes) of oil per day and 41.5mmscm of gas per day (27.4 from SD and 14.1 from ACG). Crude oil storage capacity of 3.2 million barrels (450,000 tonnes).

Exploration activity

Shafag-Asiman exploration area.

Capital expenditure

About $43.1 billion on the ACG, BTC, SD and SCP projects since the establishment of Azerbaijan International Operating Company in 1995

Liquids production

ACG 1997-2013: more than 2.3 billion barrels in total including more than 655.4 million barrels in 2013. SD condensate: about 99.5 million barrels in total including more than 19.6 million barrels in 2013.

Gas production

SD 2006-13: about 47.3 billion standard cubic metres (bscm) in total including more than 9.8 bscm in 2013