In the first nine months of 2010, the Azerbaijan state oil and gas company (SOCAR) received approximately 9.3 million cubic meters of associated petroleum gas a day from the Central- West- and East-Azeri blocks of the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli gas field, 1news.az reports citing an assessment from BP-Azerbaijan.
Overall, in the first three quarters of the year, supplies of APG for SOCAR totalled 2.5 billion cubic meters, a figure significantly higher than the 1.9 billion cubic meters found in the comapny's plans for 2010.
In 2009, SOCAR received about 10,7 million cubic meters of gas a day.
The APG from three Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli platforms is pumped via a 28-inch underwater pipeline to the Sangachalskiy terminal into the Azerigaz system to be consume inside the country. Some fo the APG produced at Chirag is pumped through a 16-inch underwater pipeline to SOCAR's gas compressor station at the Neftyaniye Kamni (Oil Rocks) field.
The rest of the APG from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli platforms is pumped into operation cycles to pressurize gas and pump out water to be repumped into the formation to support internal pressure.
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