BP announced that it has started production from the East South flank of Shah Deniz 2 gas field in Azerbaijan, according to a statement released by the company.

The company also said that it is adding an extra 400 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscf/d) to the initial production.

Production from the East South flank will raise Shah Deniz 2’s total output to well over 2.4 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d).

The new East South production flank consists of four wells; including two new flowlines and a number of subsea structures connected to the world-class Shah Deniz reservoir.

The flank is expected to reach its full production in Q3 2021.

“I am pleased to say that the newly-started East South flank is projected to add about 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (bbloe/d) to the Shah Deniz field production using two manifolds and over 40km of flowlines to the Shah Deniz 2 facilities”, commented Gary Jones, BP’s Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey.

At present, the field produces about 58 million cubic meters of gas and approximately 85,000 barrels of condensate per day (bbl/d).