Article Nov. 21, 2018
Article Nov. 21, 2018
Production and handling
Azeri Light is produced offshore Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea from the Chirag (~140kbd) and Central Azeri (~210kbd) fields. West Azeri began producing in early 2006, East Azeri in 2007, and Deepwater Guneshli in 2008. Production reached 1MBD in 2010. Azeri light is operated by AIOC, a BP-led consortium, under a Production Sharing Agreement with the state oil company SOCAR. ExxonMobil's equity share is 8%. Typical cargo sizes are 600 KB and 1000 KB. ExxonMobil has cargoes available ex Supsa and Batumi; the Batumi export route commenced June 2005. Crude exported from Batumi is of same quality as that from Supsa.
Load Port Data
Supsa Terminal: Located on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, the terminal has a CALM buoy which can accommodate up to 150,000 dwt vessels. Shore tanks have max capacity of 1000 KB.
The terminal is located on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, and crude is typically loaded at the CBM. Standard size cargo is 80,000 MT, but has flexibility of smaller or larger cargoes, subject to terminal agreement. Smaller crude vessels can be loaded at the three other berths in the port complex. Azeri crude is transported to the terminal by rail.
- Gravity 35.3
- Sulfur 0.21%
- Load Port Supsa or Batumi
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