Absheron Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Total
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Location: Caspian Sea
  • Production start:
  • Partners: Socar, GDF Suez
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 150 to 300 billions of cubic meters (Bcm)
  • Production Volume:


  • A major offshore gas field. The development involves the drilling of one well at a water depth of 450 meters.


  • 2009 - Total Signs Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement with SOCAR for the Absheron block
  • 2011 - The Absheron X-2 well encountered more than 500 feet of cumulated net gas pays
  • 2012 - Declaration of commerciality


  • The well results indicate gas resources of 150 to 300 billions of cubic meters (Bcm) – 5 to 10 trillions of cubic feet (Tcf) - of non-associated gas with condensates in the Balakhany and Fasila formations on the Northern compartment of the structure. The elongated structure straddles approximately 270 square-kilometers and the cumulative net pay is greater than 160 meters thick.


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