Experience of Azerbaijan in Construction of Main Oil and Gas Pipelines in the Caspian Sea Region: Environmental Aspects

  • Rafiga HuseynzadeEmail author
  • Azer AliyevEmail author
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 51)


This article is devoted to the experience obtained in the construction of main oil and gas pipelines, historical achievements, ecological aspects in the period of pipeline construction and operation, and also pipelines to be laid in the future.

Azerbaijan is a country which has a great history and experience in exploration, production, processing, and transportation in the oil and gas industry.

There has been several comments about oil presence and its exploitation in the stories of authors, who lived in the Middle Ages.

The first oil well in the world was drilled in the Absheron Peninsula in Azerbaijan in 1846. The Azerbaijan oil industry has gone through various progress stages, and a great deal of oil and gas deposits has been discovered and started to be exploited during that period.


Azeri Baku–Supsa Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan (BTC) BP Chirag and Guneshli (ACG) Contract of the Century “Neftegaztikinti” Oil and gas pipelines Oil Rocks Scientific Research and Design Institute “Neftegazlayihe” SOCAR South Caucasus pipeline (SCP) TANAP pipeline (Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)BakuAzerbaijan

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