Gordon Birrell, BP’s Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey congratulated Khoshbakht Yusifzade, SOCAR’s first vice-president of geology, geophysics and field development on his 85th birthday. Mr Birrell talked about his great achievements and thanked him for his support and cooperation. Mr Birrell said: “Khoshbakht muallim, you have always been with us helping, advising, teaching, directing and guiding through the challenges and surprises of the Caspian geology over the past 20 years of excellent partnership and progress. We all want to say a big THANK YOU to you and we hope this will continue as we continue to move towards our long-term objective. And this objective is to explore and develop the oil and gas resources of your country for the benefit of Azerbaijan, its people and our partners. Thank you and Happy Birthday”.