Tatas join IOC-OIL combine to bid for Azerbaijan oil field
16 Oct 2007
The three will bid for Caspian Energy Group LLP''s (CEG) 51 per cent stake in the Shivran Oil Operating Company that runs the Kyurovdag oil field in Azerbaijan, reports quoting industry sources said.
State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) holds the remaining 49 per cent stake in Shivran Oil Operating Company.
Earlier this year, ONGC-Mittal Energy Ltd (OMEL), the joint venture of ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and the steel group Mittal, had made an unsuccessful $300 million bid for the stake.
Unable to find a buyer, Caspian Energy has come back to OVL to clinch a deal.
The field currently produces 4,517 barrels of oil per day and is estimated to produce a minimum of 146 million barrels during 2007 and 2030. An acquisition will make the trio eligible for 51 per cent of the oil production from the CEG field.
field is well past its historical peak of 43,000 barrels per day of 1965.