Technical Tours

Tour to Sangachal Terminal:

Date: Wednesday 31 August, 2016 - 01:00pm to 04:00pm
Price: 20 EUR (For tour and transportation)
Tour capacity: 20 people

In collaboration with BP, we are organizing 3 hours trip to Sangachal Terminal. We will first meet in the lobby of the Hilton,Baku at 01:00 on Wednesday 31 August 2016. The drive to Terminal takes approximately 1 hour. Guided tour of the terminal will take about 45 minutes.

Located 55km south of Baku, the Sangachal terminal is a vital link in Azerbaijan's oil and gas industry. It is an oil and gas terminal that receives, processes, stores and exports crude oil and gas produced from all currently operated BP assets in the Caspian basin and has room for expansion. The terminal includes oil and gas processing facilities, the first pump station for the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas pipeline (SCP) compressor and other facilities.

The oil and gas from the offshore fields flow through the subsea pipelines into the terminal and they stretch across the entire length of the terminal. There are eight different pipelines entering the terminal from offshore locations and eight leaving it. They head off in different directions carrying premium quality Azerbaijani crude oil and gas to the world markets. In addition, the terminal receives third party oil from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Sangachal terminal covers an area of about 550 hectares, which makes it one of the world's largest oil and gas terminals, and consists of two main parts: the Early Oil Project (EOP) and Sangachal Terminal Expansion Programme (STEP).

EOP part of the terminal has been constructed to process, store and export oil from the Chirag offshore field in the Caspian (the so-called Early Oil Project). This part of the terminal houses 4 crude oil storage tanks - 25,500 barrels each and can process, store and export in excess of 6 million tonnes of crude oil per year.

STEP is the part of the terminal which has been expanded to receive, store and process oil from Azeri and Deepwater Gunashli sections of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field and gas from the Shah Deniz field. It houses a number of facilities including 3 crude oil storage tanks with 880,000 barrels capacity each, ACG oil processing facilities, or trains.

Sangachal terminal also hosts two critical facilities for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline: the head pump station and the control room. The latter monitors the entire pipeline and can detect problems and isolate the necessary pipeline sections across all three countries or shut down the plant in case of emergency.

BP is the operator of the terminal.

The daily capacity of the terminal's processing systems is currently 1.2 million barrels of oil and approximately 970 million standard cubic feet or 27.4 million standard cubic metres of Shah Deniz gas, while overall processing and export capacity for gas, including ACG associated gas is about 41.5 million standard cubic metres per day.

In the three quarters of 2015, the Sangachal terminal exported over 224 million barrels of oil and condensate. This included about 198 million barrels through Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC), about 23.6 million barrels through the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP), 2.2 million barrels by rail and about 0.9 million barrels via a condensate export line.

On average, 26.1 million standard cubic metres (923 million standard cubic feet) of Shah Deniz gas was exported from the terminal daily during the first three quarters of 2015.

Sangachal terminal expansion

As part of Shah Deniz Stage 2, Sangachal terminal will undergo a major expansion. This will allow it to process an additional 16 billion cubic metres of gas per year, almost tripling the overall gas processing capacity and further increasing the importance of the terminal to regional oil and gas industry. Over 5000 workers will be employed at the peak of construction.



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Important Dates


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Online Registration deadline: August 25, 2016