Shah Deniz Stage 2, Azerbaijan

110 mboed peak annual average production, net to BP

Completed:  30 June 2018

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"Shah Deniz 2 is one of the biggest and most complex new energy projects anywhere in the world, comprising major offshore, onshore and pipeline developments. BP and our partners have safely and successfully delivered this multi-dimensional project as designed, on time and on budget."  - Bob Dudley, BP group chief executive

BP and its partners announced the start-up of Shah Deniz 2 on 30th June 2018, including its first commercial gas delivery to Turkey.

The BP-operated $28 billion project is the first subsea development in the Caspian Sea. At plateau, Shah Deniz 2 is expected to produce 16 billion cubic metres of gas per year (bcma) incrementally to current Shah Deniz production. 

Offshore, the project includes 26 subsea wells, a subsea production system, two bridge-linked offshore platforms and 500 km of subsea flowlines. The gas is transported to the onshore Sangachal terminal near Baku, which had new processing and compression facilities installed as part of the project. The project also includes expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline in Azerbaijan and Georgia, and two new compressor stations and a metering station in Georgia. 

Shah Deniz 2 is the starting point for the Southern Gas Corridor series of pipelines that will deliver natural gas from the Caspian Sea direct to European markets for the first time from 2020.
Location Azerbaijan
Operator BP
Partners BP (28.8%), SOCAR (16.7%), PETRONAS (15.5%), Lukoil (10%), NICO (10%), TPAO (19%)
Project type Conventional gas
Peak annual average production
~310 mboed (gross)
~110 mboed (net)

In numbers: three countries, one gas project



Two new bridge-linked platforms constructed by 5,000+ workers and installed offshore in the Caspian Sea 



Two new compressor stations constructed, each one approximately the size of 20 football pitches



This is the highest point of the new 1,850km-long TANAP pipeline, located in the east of Turkey


Shah Deniz Stage 2 images

Shah Deniz Stage 2 images

Shah Deniz Stage 2 images

Shah Deniz Stage 2 images

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