Azerbaijan International

Autumn 2006 (14.3)
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History of Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) Project - Baku (1994-2006)
Back to: Pipeline Completed: David Woodward Reflects on Accomplishments

Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) contract signed Sept1994
Chirag development drilling August 1997
Chirag First Oil November 1997
Supsa pipeline operational February 1999
Water injection project  1999
Chirag drilling technology upgraded 2000 
ACG Phase 1 Full Field Development August 2001
Azeri subsea drilling template June 2002
ACG Phase 2 Full Field Development Sept 2002
Chirag and Sangachal Terminal upgrade March 2003
Chirag - 200 million barrels  May 2003
West Azeri template installed May 2003 
Central Azeri Living Quarters arrive in Baku July 2003 
Central Azeri drilling modules arrive in Baku  Sept 2003 
Central Azeri jacket completed  December 2003
Central Azeri drilling modules arrive in Baku  February 2004 
Central Azeri jacket completed March 2004  
East Azeri Pre-Drilling Program begins  June 2004 
Central Azeri Gas pipeline installed and platform launched  July 2004
Chirag - 250 million barrels  August 2004
West Azeri Platform drilling modules arrive in Baku  August 2004 
Central Azeri Production, Drilling and Quarters Platform installed  October 2004 
Central Azeri Production starts  February 2005 
Azeri oil export starts  March 2005 
West Azeri production, drilling and quarters platform launched  May 2005 
Central Azeri casing-head gas delivered   May 2005
Chirag - 300 million barrels   June 2005 
East Azeri drilling modules and quarters platform arrive in Baku  June 2005 
Central Azeri C&WP platform topsides launched   July 2005
West Azeri topsides installed   Sept 2005 
Deepwater Gunashli Pre-Drilling Program starts  December 2005 
West Azeri production starts  January 2006 
East Azeri platform launched  March 2006 
C&WP injects first gas  May 2006 
Deep-water Gunashli drilling modules and quarters in Baku June 2006
 East Azeri topsides installed  July 2006  
 East Azeri production began October 2006


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