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BP takes further steps towards management of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli production

Release date:
16 November 2012

BAKU – As a follow up to discussions between BP and SOCAR to manage oil production, BP has completed an in-depth review of Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) field performance. This was conducted by a group of representatives of senior global functional leadership in the area of production management, led by Ian Cavanagh, Head of Subsurface, who visited Baku last week. The purpose of the review was to analyse plans for 2013 production delivery and identify opportunities to respond to the technical challenges presented by the field.

Ian Cavanagh said: “The review, which was conducted by selected experts including those from BP’s subsurface operations in North Sea and Angola, concentrated on identifying actions to address critical areas which we believe are vital to underpinning production in 2013 and beyond. Together, we have developed plans and agreed actions to access global technology experience in the areas of reservoir pressure and decline management; well management and system optimisation; as well as sand control.”


“Overall this visit and delivery of the follow-up actions, are part of ensuring the best of BP’s experience, technology and expertise is applied to addressing the production complexities at the ACG field. We remain committed to moving experts from across the globe to Baku to assist our team here in support of the plans that are being developed”.


BP plans to bring to Baku 12 subsurface specialists that have been specifically selected to support the team in Azerbaijan. These specialists have been hand-picked from BP’s assets around the world where similar issues have been encountered before. They will have full support from BP’s global Technology organization in Sunbury and Houston.


For further information please contact:

Tamam Bayatly, BP Baku Press Office, telephone: +994 (0) 599 4557