Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Turkey Khazar Ibrahim, Director General of SOCAR AQS Ramin Isayev and former Chairmain of the Turkey-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship Group Necdet Unuvar inaugurated the office in Ankara with a ceremony attended by various Turkish and Azerbaijani oil & gas business people.
SOCAR AQS is an integrated drilling and well services company established in 2007 by SOCAR and Absheron Drilling Company. Commenting on the SOCAR AQS’s future operations in Turkey, Isayev said the company will dig 40 wells to expand the storage of Salt Lake Natural Gas Storage Facility, located in central Anatolia.
The facility has a capacity to store 600 million cu m(mcm) of gas, and has another 600 mcm of capacity under construction with plans to reach 5.4 bcm by 2023-24.
"SOCAR AQS appreciates this significant opportunity to work with China CAMC Engineering - IC ICTAS Construction Industries & Trade on this important project," Isayev underlined.
"We look forward to utilizing full potential of the company, to working in close cooperation with our business partners and stakeholders to make this project a great success for Turkey and SOCAR AQS," he stressed.
During the implementation of the project, SOCAR AQS will also utilize infrastructure of local Turkish business partners and the company will invest in further training and development of young Turkish drilling specialists.