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Our history

Have a quick look at the history of BP in Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region
2015
  • September - The two hull sections for a subsea construction vessel named Khankendi left Singapore heading to the Caspian Sea
  • September - 3000th tanker loaded with BTC oil sailed away from Ceyhan
  • February - Central Azeri celebrated its 10-year anniversary
2013
2012
  • October - BTC celebrated the loading of 2,000th tanker at Ceyhan
  • May - ACG celebrated 2 billionth barrel of oil produced since first oil
  • January - Shafag-Asiman completed the first 3D seismic survey
2011
  • October - Shah Deniz gas sales and transit agreements signed in Turke
  • May - New PSA for the Shafag-Asiman structure ratified by the Azerbaijani Parliament
2010
  • December - Five-year extension from 2031 to 2036 to the Shah Deniz PSA signed
  • October - PSA signed with SOCAR to explore and develop the Shafag-Asiman structure
  • September - One billionth barrel of crude oil carried successfully through BTC pipeline
  • March - $6 billion investment sanctioned for the Chirag oil project
2009
  • March - BTC capacity expanded to 1.2 million barrels per day
2008
  • April - First oil produced at Deepwater Gunashli
2007
  •  November - Large gas-condensate discovery made at Shah Deniz following drilling to a Caspian-record depth of more than 7,300 metres
  • July - First gas delivered from Shah Deniz to Turkey
  • March - BTC 1 million barrels per day capacity achieved
2006
  • December - First gas produced from Shah Deniz Stage 1
  • November - First profit oil produced at East Azeri
  • July - Inauguration of Turkish section of the BTC pipeline, Ceyhan terminal and the BTC pipeline export system
  • June - First tanker filled with Caspian oil at Ceyhan marine terminal
  • May - First gas flowed into the SCP
2005
  •  December - Production at West Azeri started
  • May - Inauguration of Azerbaijani section of the BTC pipeline
  • February - Production at Central Azeri started
2004
  • October - Construction of South Caucasus gas pipeline (SCP) commenced
  • September - ACG Phase 3 sanctioned
2003
  • April - Construction of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline began
  • February - Shah Deniz Stage 1 sanctioned
2002
  • September - ACG Phase 2 sanctioned
2001
  • August - ACG Phase 1 sanctioned
1998
  • December - Western Route Export Pipeline operations started
1997
  • November - First oil produced from the Chirag field
1996
  • June - Shah Deniz PSA signed
1995
  • February - Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) formed
1994
  • September - Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) production sharing agreement (PSA) signed by BP, its co-venturers and the government of Azerbaijan.