SOCAR: Conducts geophysical exploration

“Razvedgeofizika” of the Geophysics and Geology Department of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR conducts complex geophysical exploration work on regional oil and gas bearing profiles in the Yevlakh-Agjabedi trough in Azerbaijan.

SOCAR reported that two-dimensional seismic surveys on four profiles of the oil and gas region on the territory of 312 linear kilometers, as well as gravimetric and magnetometric investigations in the volume of 340 linear kilometers are envisaged for the purpose of the regional tracking of the Mesozoic-Cenozoic deposits and the study of the thickness of sediment complexes of various ages, according to the report.

“The work has been commenced in April 2011. At present, 176 linear kilometers of 2D seismics, 235 linear kilometers of gravimetric and 245 linear kilometers of magnetometric studies have been completed. Based on the obtained geophysical data, depth maps of different scales will be compiled. Graphs reflecting regional and local areas that characterize the changes in gravitational and magnetic fields, the velocity characteristic of a cut based on wave analysis has been studied and also tracking zones for various types of waves will be determined,” the message said.

The customer is SOCAR’s Azneft Production Union (PU).

Azneft PU is developing 34 oil and gas fields, 20 of which are onshore and 14 of which are located in Azerbaijan’s sector of the Caspian Sea.

Besides Azneft, SOCAR includes such production associations as Azerikimya (the chemical enterprises) and Azerigas (distributor of gas produced in the country), as well as oil and gas processing plants, service companies, and the facilities involved in geophysical and drilling operations.


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