Oil Workers Day celebrated in Azerbaijan

On September 20 Azerbaijan is celebrating the Oil Workers Day, which marks the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the ACG production sharing agreement.

Since that time the developments in oil and gas industry of the country made Azerbaijan one of the focal points of the global energy market. Projects and operations, currently performed in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian, have turned the region into one of the important world’s hydrocarbon provinces.
We have witnessed many significant events throughout this period – from discovering and developing new offshore and onshore perspective fields to putting them into operation; from assessing multiple export solutions to actually transporting Azerbaijan oil and gas to international markets; from building the associated local infrastructure to developing a high quality oil and gas workforce; from helping and educating the communities to building strong entrepreneurial capabilities of the country.

“I am proud that we, as a company, have also contributed to these achievements. You have played your own unique role in making this happen and you have done it safely, efficiently and responsibly.  I thank each of you for your valuable contribution and I congratulate all of you on this  remarkable occasion,” said Gordon Birrell, regional president, BP Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region.

"I would also like to thank the Government of Azerbaijan for recognizing the contribution of a group of BP employees to the development of the oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan. I am pleased to say that today Jim Cowie, Frank Wilson, Brian Garside, Emil Ismayilov and Austin Hayes have been awarded the “Progress” medal by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Also Ilgar Mammadov has been awarded the title of “Honorary Engineer.”