BP in Azerbaijan at a glance

Find out about our structure, organization, assets.

BP in AGT

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.

Legal and business 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.

The AGT regional leadership team led by the regional president consists of 13 vice presidents, the chief procurement officer, the assistant general counsel, the head of planning and commercial 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

Employees

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, the number of BP’s Azerbaijani national employees was 2,785 including fixed-term employees.

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, 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 49.3 mmscm of gas per day. Crude oil storage capacity of 3.2 million barrels (450,000 tonnes).

Exploration activity

Shafag-Asiman exploration area and the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula

Capital expenditure

Around 66 billion on the ACG, BTC, SD and SCP projects since 1995 till the end of the first quarter of 2017.

Production

ACG 1997-2017 first quarter: more than 3 billion barrels in total

SD 2006-2017 first quarter: more than 80 billion standard cubic metres (bscm) in total