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The photo history of Shah Deniz - the King of the Caspian

1996 Shah Deniz production sharing agreement signed

1996 Shah Deniz production sharing agreement signed

1999 Shah Deniz field was discovered. A giant field with more than 1 trillion cubic metres of gas and 2 billion barrels of condensate initially in place. bp’s biggest ever gas discovery.

1999 Shah Deniz field was discovered. A giant field with more than 1 trillion cubic metres of gas and 2 billion barrels of condensate initially in pla...

2001 Intergovernmental agreements for the transit, transportation and sale of Stage 1 gas signed

2001 Intergovernmental agreements for the transit, transportation and sale of Stage 1 gas signed

2002 Host Government Agreements signed

2002 Host Government Agreements signed

2003 Shah Deniz Stage 1 development sanctioned & Construction of Shah Deniz Stage 1 facilities commenced

2003 Shah Deniz Stage 1 development sanctioned & Construction of Shah Deniz Stage 1 facilities commenced

2004 Construction of South Caucasus Pipeline commenced

2004 Construction of South Caucasus Pipeline commenced

2006 Shah Deniz Stage 1 platform installed offshore

2006 Shah Deniz Stage 1 platform installed offshore

2006 First gas from Shah Deniz Stage 1 achieved and export via South Caucasus Pipeline commenced

2007 Shah Deniz Stage 1 gas reached Georgia and Turkey

2007 Shah Deniz Stage 1 gas reached Georgia and Turkey

2007 Large gas-condensate discovery made in deeper horizons of the Shah Deniz field

2007 Large gas-condensate discovery made in deeper horizons of the Shah Deniz field

2010 MoU between the governments of Azerbaijan and Turkey signed in Istanbul to pave the way for Shah Deniz 2 development

2010 MoU between the governments of Azerbaijan and Turkey signed in Istanbul to pave the way for Shah Deniz 2 development

2011 Joint Declaration between European Union and Government of Azerbaijan on Southern Gas Corridor signed

2011 Joint Declaration between European Union and Government of Azerbaijan on Southern Gas Corridor signed

2012 Intergovernmental Agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkey to build Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) signed

2012 Intergovernmental Agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkey to build Trans Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) signed

2013 Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) selected as transportation route to Europe

2013 Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) selected as transportation route to Europe

2013 Longterm major gas sales agreements with nine European buyers signed

2013 Longterm major gas sales agreements with nine European buyers signed

2013 Final Investment Decision for Shah Deniz 2 and South Caucasus Pipeline expansion (SCPX) projects made

2013 Final Investment Decision for Shah Deniz 2 and South Caucasus Pipeline expansion (SCPX) projects made

2014 Southern Gas Corridor ground-breaking ceremony held at Sangachal

2014 Southern Gas Corridor ground-breaking ceremony held at Sangachal

2014 Main engineering, construction and supply contracts for Shah Deniz 2 awarded

2014 Main engineering, construction and supply contracts for Shah Deniz 2 awarded

2015 Construction of Shah Deniz 2 facilities and South Caucasus Pipeline expansion commenced

2015 Construction of Shah Deniz 2 facilities and South Caucasus Pipeline expansion commenced

2016 First Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket sailed away and installed offshore

2016 First Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket sailed away and installed offshore

2017 Second Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket sailed away and installed offshore

2017 Second Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket sailed away and installed offshore

2017 Shah Deniz 2 platform topsides unit sailed away

2017 Shah Deniz 2 platform topsides unit sailed away

2017 New state-of-the-art Khankendi subsea construction vessel launched in Baku to support Shah Deniz 2

2017 New state-of-the-art Khankendi subsea construction vessel launched in Baku to support Shah Deniz 2

2017 More than 30,000 people involved in construction activities across Azerbaijan and Georgia – 24,000 in Azerbaijan and 6,000 in Georgia

2017 More than 30,000 people involved in construction activities across Azerbaijan and Georgia – 24,000 in Azerbaijan and 6,000 in Georgia

2017 Shah Deniz 2 platform topsides unit installed offshore

2017 Shah Deniz 2 platform topsides unit installed offshore

2018 Shah Deniz 2 and The South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPx) officially inaugurated at the Sangachal terminal

2018 Shah Deniz 2 and The South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPx) officially inaugurated at the Sangachal terminal

2018 Commercial gas deliveries to Turkey from Shah Deniz 2 commenced

2018 Commercial gas deliveries to Turkey from Shah Deniz 2 commenced

2018 Shah Deniz 2 Bravo first production achieved

2018 Shah Deniz 2 Bravo first production achieved

2020 Commercial gas deliveries to Europe from Shah Deniz via the newly- launched Southern Gas Corridor commenced

2020 Commercial gas deliveries to Europe from Shah Deniz via the newly- launched Southern Gas Corridor commenced

2021 The Shah Deniz 2 Production continues to ramp up - production from East South flank have started

2021 The Shah Deniz 2 Production continues to ramp up - production from East South flank have started