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Petrofac selected for Caspian job

A joint venture between UK-headquartered energy services firm Petrofac and oil firm Socar has clinched a deal to provide engineering and technical services in Azerbaijan.

The JV will support activity in the Absheron natural gas field, located in the Caspian Sea, about 100 kilometres south of Baku, where gas was first discovered in 2011.

Socar and Total each have a 50% interest in the field. Socar’s semi-submersible drilling rig Heydar Aliyev completed drilling of a first well earlier this year.

The deal will run for an initial 12 months and includes extension options.

Mani Rajapathy, managing director of Petrofac EPS East, said: “We are pleased to be expanding our service offering in Azerbaijan, and look forward to providing engineering and wider technical services to support Total and Socar.

“Petrofac’s Training Services business has been active in-country since 2004 providing skills development opportunities across the country’s oil and gas and petrochemical industries, so this award further underpins our presence in the region.”

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