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Shah Deniz II is 82% complete
22 September 2016 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU703
Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz stage 2 (SD2) is 82%-completed, the BP-led project’s vice president Ewan Drummond said on September 22, 2016.
SD2 include both upstream project and expansion of Sangachal gas terminal, South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion (SCPX) and establishing 2 compressors. He said that $18 bln-worth contracts have been signed for development of SD2; the total required upstream investment is about $23.8 bln.
Ewan Drummond added that the first jacket for SD2 was installed in September 13 and the second one will be installed in 2H17.
According to him, the expansion of Sangachal terminal has been developed by 75% and gas production from SD2 is expected to start in mid-2018.
He said that the SCPX pipe project has been 45%-completed and that construction of 2 compressors needed for this route have been 72% and 32% completed as of now. «The Azerbaijani section of SCPX will finish next year, while only 65km of piping is needed in Georgian sector,» he added.
SD2 is expected to start producing in mid-2018 from 2 wells that will be operational that summer and produce 0.5 bln m3 of gas that year. Its production will increase gradually to 16 bln m3/y within 2 years, with deliveries to be made to Turkey and Europe via Southern Gas Corridor (SGC).
The overall current cost of the SGC, inclusive of the upstream SD2 aspects all the way through to landfall of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in southern Italy, is estimated at around $40 bln; that breaks down as $9.3 bln for Tanap, $6 bln for TAP and $23.8 bln for SD2 and SCPX.
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