The Shah Deniz (translated as 'The King of the Sea') field was discovered in 1999 in a location approximately 70km south-east of Baku, at water depths of 50m to 550m. The field is estimated to hold 40 trillion cubic feet (one trillion cubic meters) of gas with its reservoirs situated approximately 6,000m below sea level.READ MORE
Construction of the terminal began in 1996 with the Early Oil Project, which foresaw construction of pipelines to Supsa and Novorossiysk. Oil was first exported in October 1997. The terminal has since been expanded to include the ACG Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 Oil Trains, BTC's main pumping station and the Shah Deniz gas plant. Facilities at the oil production plant include separators, coalesces, three new crude oil storage tanks, Export Pumps, gas turbine power generators and a central control room.READ MORE
The project includes:
An expansion of the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCPX) in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
SCPX is an expansion of the existing South Caucasus Pipeline (SPC) which has been in operation since 2006. The purpose of the expansion is to increase the capacity for gas transport with about 16 million m3 of gas/year from the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan to the Georgia-Turkey border.
The South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) is a natural gas pipeline built to export Shah Deniz gas from Azerbaijan to Georgia and Turkey. The 42” pipeline starts from the Sangachal terminal near Baku and follows the route of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) crude oil pipeline through Azerbaijan and Georgia to Turkey, where it is linked to the Turkish gas distribution system. The length of the pipeline is 691 km, with 443 km in Azerbaijan and 248 km in Georgia and the system design capacity is 7 bcma.READ MORE