Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR has commissioned a fixed offshore platform #1183 after major overhaul at the Palchig Pilpilasi offshore field.

“Major overhaul was carried out at an area of 1,619 square meters and anti-corrosion measures were implemented on 2,350 square meters of the platform,” the company reported on August 22.

In 2016, SOCAR produced 7.52 million tons of oil from Azerbaijan’s offshore and onshore fields, as compared to 8.16 million tons in 2015. In total, oil production stood at 41.03 million tons in 2016, as compared to 41.58 million tons in 2015.

SOCAR includes such production associations as Azneft (the enterprises producing oil and gas onshore and offshore), 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.

AzerNews, 22.08.17