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caspian oil gas 2013 20 years of success 20 sponsored by

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the land of black gold azerbaijan « » proper fulfillment of the tasks set forth in the contract of the century and successful implementation of our new oil strategy are some of the main guarantees for perpetuating state sovereignty of azerbaijan heydar aliyev all-national leader of the azerbaijan people i can tell the future of azerbaijan oil is bright i believe that our republic will wisely use revenues from oil to develop all sectors of our economy ilham aliyev president of the republic of azerbaijan « » ­ 2 sponsored by

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the history of black gold is centuries long but the main stages of production use and processing of oil are associated with azerbaijan numerous facts testify to azerbaijan s recognition since ancient times as a land of oil historical evidences and archaeological explorations proved that more than a thousand years ago the local residents of the absheron peninsula dug 1012 m deep pits to produce oil which for its unique qualities was called white travellers emphasised not only combustibility of that oil but also its medicinal qualities in xvi century located at an intersection of roads along the great silk route the baku city acquired particular significance as a transit port from here oil was shipped to world markets meanwhile black oil loaded onto the backs of mules and camels was also transported to different parts of the country since xviii century azerbaijan and the caspian sea drew the attention of powerful states as a rich treasury of black oil and this fact changed the foreign policy of many a neighbouring state in xix century oil was already actively produced in the outskirts of baku mainly by ladling it out at the surface in 1847 an event occurred to change the notion of oil production as it was oil gushed from the well at bibieybat in the outskirts of baku the first well wasn t very deep just 21 meters but this fantastical for those times gusher marked the beginning of industrial production of oil worldwide in years to follow the phrase for the first time in baku accompanied the chronology of the development of the oil and gas industry thus for instance in 1972 the nobel brothers established the first oil company in baku named branobel soon the first oil processing plant was constructed in baku shortly before that in 1877 the first oil tanker named zoroaster was launched on water crucial was the role of caspian oil during world war ii when baku s share in the total of oil production in the ussr constituted 70 at soviet times azerbaijan scientists made many scientific discoveries for the oil and gas industry that list includes also the opening « » 10­12 «» xvi « » xviii « » xix 1847 21 « » 1872 branobel 1877 «» sponsored by 3

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70 « » 1994 « » ­ « 1994 of the worldfamous neft dashlari oil stones oil field which gave a strong impetus to the development of oil production in azerbaijan gaining of state independence in azerbaijan became a starting point for a golden century in the national economy following the collapse of the soviet union azerbaijan found itself in an economic predicament and the allnational leader and president of the azerbaijan republic heydar aliyev took a number of steps crucial for the country in september of 1994 the contract of the century was signed as an agreement between the state oil company of the azerbaijan republic socar and the consortium of large foreign oil companies for joint development of azerichiragguneshli offshore fields in this regard heydar aliyev said since 1994 azerbaijan has launched the implementation of its new oil strategy the main purpose of which is more productive use of azerbaijan s natural resources including oil and gas in order to improve the wellbeing of the people with the launch of this grandiose project 20 years ago for many countries azerbaijan has turned into a symbol of global cooperation initiated by the allnational leader heydar aliyev the contract of the century became not only chronologically the first one in the entire caspian region but also an exemplary model of successful cooperation between azerbaijan and the largest foreign investors who introduced the most uptodate technologies of oil and gas production this important step determined the main directions of widescale development of hydrocarbon resources of the caspian sea basin and turned over a new leaf in the history of oil production in the republic not without reason under presidential decree » 20 « » 4 sponsored by

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as of august 16 2001 the 20th of september became an annually celebrated professional holiday called oilman s day at the same time the allnational leader heydar aliyev supported the idea of organising the first specialised exhibition dedicated to the oil and gas industry in azerbaijan since the very beginning up to the present day the exhibition has been a key event in the oil and gas industry and continues making its contribution to the development of the fuel and energy complex of the entire region on april 17 1999 an extremely important event took place with the participation of the president of the azerbaijan republic mr heydar aliyev president of georgia mr eduard shevarnadzeh and president of ukraine mr leonid kuchma the 850 km long baku supsa pipeline with carrying capacity of 5 million tons per year and the supsa export terminal located on the black sea coast of georgia were launched into operation thus the oil produced from the chirag field reached the world markets under the export name azeri light for the first time azerbaijan oil began flowing to the west rather than to the north in november of 1999 the presidents of azerbaijan georgia and turkey with the participation of the us president met in istanbul in the framework of an osce summit and signed an intergovernmental agreement on construction of a main oil export pipeline bakutbilisiceyhan despite the many obstacles created on the way of this project heydar aliyev s farsighted approach eliminated every obstacle to make this project possible and in 2003 the construction of the pipeline began as a result investments in total amount of approximately 60 billion usd were made into the oil and gas industry of the country thus guaranteeing further development of the republic up to the present day large energy oil and gas projects are successfully implemented in azerbaijan exploring mines are developed at the shahdeniz field the exploration of which revealed that no richer gas field has been discovered elsewhere in the world over the past 20 years in 2011 a new large gas field was discovered at the absheron site also plans for exploring the prospective 16 2001 20 caspian oil gas 17 1999 ­ 850 5 « » 1999 ­­ sponsored by 5

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offshore sites called umid zafarmashal nakhchivan shafag and asiman were developed and approved azerbaijan is a party to such oil and gas transit projects as bakunovorossiysk bakusupsa bakutbilisiceyhan bakutbilisierzurum and the tanap pipeline the agreement on which was signed in 2012 the implementation of the largest project on construction of a new oil and gas processing petrochemical complex ogpc not far from baku was started the management of the country is actively implementing the oil strategy based on the national interests of azerbaijan owing to the fact that revenues from sale and transportation of hydrocarbons are actively invested into the nonoil sector the economy of azerbaijan demonstrates stability and sustainability all visitors to baku witness the achievements made by the republic over the past 20 years and learn about the changes planned for the future thus the grandiose transformations tangible nowadays are demonstrably emphasising the great decisions and achievements of the past centuries adding new pages to the history of azerbaijan s black gold 2003 60 20 2011 «» «» «­» «» « » «» ­ ­ ­­ ­­ tanap 2012 ogpc 20 « » 6 sponsored by

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best memories from the past on the anniversary of the exhibition nazim veliyev the director of the scientific and technical department of the state oil company of azerbaijan socar ­ the caspian oil gas exhibition is an irreplaceable platform for all its participants to conduct meetings exchange opinions establish relations and visually demonstrate the possessed capacity products and services of course one can just travel around the world and get familiar with the activity of various organisations in different countries however it is much more convenient when almost all the key players of the industry gather at one venue which is exactly the kind of unique opportunity that the international caspian oil gas refining and petrochemicals exhibition and conference has been giving its participants and visitors for 20 years the emergence of this exhibition is inseparably connected with the name of the allnational leader heydar aliyev for the first caspian oil gas exposition was held in 1994 as part of the wise strategy and farsighted policy implemented by the president of azerbaijan that exhibition demonstrated to the world the stability reigning in azerbaijan the opportunities the country offers for business development and the reliability of our republic as a partner such a wise approach resulted in the signing of the contract of the century which has played an invaluable role in the economic development of our republic for 20 years that followed socar continuously developed to have nowadays turned into one of the world s largest companies and europe s leading oil and gas supplier a good start to such success was largely secured by the azerbaijan international caspian oil gas exhibition our company invariably participates in caspian oil gas exhibitions each of which is memorable with their originality and topicality particularly heartwarming are the memories of the exposition of 2010 when the vicepresident of our company promised to reward the staff if both the president of the company and the president of azerbaijan liked our stand at the exhibition indeed having reviewed the socar stand president ilham aliyev pointed out that it was once again one of the best at the exhibition thus we earned words of praise from the head of state and a reward from the company management we have repeatedly provided organisational support to the exhibition but this year due to its 20th anniversary we for the first time act as the general sponsor of the event which is a great honour to us as a permanent participant of almost all caspian oil gas exhibitions i can confirm that arrangement of even a single stand is a painstaking process not to mention an entire exhibition we wish further success and immense patience to the organisers of the exhibition and conference so that their efforts bring about one more interesting event and sincere gratitude of all the participants ­ ­ caspian oil gas ­ 20 « » 1994 caspian oil gas « » 20 caspian oil gas 2010 20 caspian oil gas ­ ite group iteca caspian llc 10 sponsored by

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director of iteca caspian llc farid mammadov caspian oil gas ­ invariably the meeting place of the industry « » ­ !» ­ mr mammadov we congratulate you on the occasion of this important stage in the history of caspian oil gas which has gone a long way and today we confidently refer to it as invariably the meeting place of the entire industry today it stands out not only with its festive atmosphere but also with its large scale full swing and the fact that many distinguished participant-companies operating in the field of oil and gas production processing and export are sponsoring this year s event how have you managed to accomplish growth to such large scale ­ thank you today indeed is a very important day for us as it is the anniversary of caspian oil gas ­ the driving force of the azerbaijan exhibition industry it was the first specialised exhibition to take place in baku after azerbaijan gained independence since then it has remained the most significant event in the oil and gas industry of the region it should be noted that caspian oil gas is already a special brand known across the world and the meeting place for professionals we are proud that the foundation for the caspian oil gas exhibition was laid by the founder of transcontinental energy projects the all national leader of azerbaijan heydar aliyev and that this tradition is continued by president ilham aliyev an invaluable contribution to the development of the exhibition is made by azerbaijan organisations and companies particularly by the ministry of industry and energy of the azerbaijan republic and the state oil company of azerbaijan socar the exhibition s success is associated with the stable financial and economic situation in azerbaijan and with high dynamics of the republic s economic development meanwhile i would like to emphasise that an exhibition is carried out by people whose efforts have secured the current large scale and reputation of caspian oil gas as well as by companies which supported our enthusiasm many years ago and took part in the exhibitions many of them have cooperated with us for 20 years accurate performance of our partners including logistic companies building companies and the highly qualified staff of the baku expo centre too has played a significant role in our activity certainly i cannot fail to mention the staff of the organisers of ­ caspian oil gas ­ ­ caspian oil gas ­ caspian oil gas ­ « » caspian oil gas 20 ­ caspian oil gas iteca caspian llc 12 sponsored by

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the caspian oil gas exhibition and conference whose professionalism and efforts were aimed at enabling baku to annually meet the representatives of the oil and gas elite ­ how do economic transformations in azerbaijan influence the development of your company s activity and formation of new exhibition trends ­ any change in the economy of the country reflects on the scale of the exhibitions or on the exhibition calendar proving the well known thesis that trade exhibitions represent the economic situation and reforms implemented in the country nowadays nonoil sectors of economy in azerbaijan are intensively developing alongside the oil and gas sector in this connection the intensity of such exhibitions as catef worldfood bakutel bakubuild and others is growing investments are made into information technologies infrastructure agriculture education healthcare and other spheres from this point of view azerbaijan has already achieved considerable success and our relevant exhibition projects develop accordingly thus for instance perfect statistical data results as compared to the previous year have been obtained this year for the exhibitions dedicated to the hospitality and restaurant business as well as tourism dynamically developing economy always reveals new niches for cooperation and we always try to catch up with the pace of the times and launch the most relevant projects i would like to note that baku is increasingly becoming a favourable arena for holding international congress and exhibition events with top level guests for instance in 2012 baku successfully hosted an international forum organised by socar for presenting its new oil and gas processing and petrochemical industry complex project in september of 2012 the most positive feedback was received by the international exhibitioncongress on tunnel building and underground infrastructure in megapolises which was held in azerbaijan for the first time upon the initiative of the azerbaijan tunnelling association held alongside with bakutel and supported by the ar ministry of communication and information technologies the internet governance forum assembled delegates from all over the world this year we have acted as coorganisers of the conference of labour ministers from membercountries of the organisation of islamic cooperation which was a top level event and assembled over 500 delegates we are happy to witness this tendency moreover we are proud to be directly involved in the organisational process of such events ­ what are your wishes to the participants of the exhibition and conference ­ i would like to thank all the participants of this exhibition for the huge work they have done in preparation for this event i wish all participantcompanies success in their activity and new achievements my wish to the conference participants is to have productive discussions i hope that we will stick together to celebrate many an anniversary of the exhibition in the future ­ ­ catef worldfood bakutel bakubuild 2012 2012 « » bakutel internet governance forum ­ igf iteca caspian ­ 500 ­ ­ ­ sponsored by 13

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we are proud of our accomplishments in azerbaijan mcdermott caspian contractors inc ian l cochran senior director caspian operations mcdermott caspian contractors inc the caspian oil gas exhibition is the only event in the region solely dedicated to the oil and gas industry every year it brings large companies operating in the oil and gas sector to baku provides an excellent platform for them to showcase their capabilities and allows the industry experts to get together share achievements and introduce new technologies by participating in the exhibition mcdermott is able to gain new business partners and to monitor the latest development in the offshore oil and gas industry in the region we would like to thank iteca caspian for providing this opportunity to learn about new products and develop more contacts with clients vendors business associates and other stakeholders we are proud of our accomplishments in azerbaijan since 1992 we have been actively involved in assisting socar bp and aioc in developing azerbaijan s vast offshore energy resources to date we have fabricated 75,000 metric tonnes of structures and laid nearly 1,400 kilometers of pipeline in the region during this time mcdermott executed more than ten projects for fields operated by bp and two projects under direct contracts with socar as well as a number of projects for clients in kazakhstan russia and turkmenistan under our alliance with socar we are currently working on the chirag oil project providing pipelay and diving services for further development of the acg field mcdermott started exhibiting at the caspian oil show in the mid nineties soon after the company commenced its operations in azerbaijan there are a lot of memorable moments from cog visits to our stand by the president of the azerbaijan republic his excellency ilham aliyev and his praise for our company s achievements in azerbaijan and our contribution to the social and economic development of the country are the most memorable moments for the company the management and all mcdermott personnel mcdermott was among the first international companies involved in the development of the oil and gas industry in azerbaijan since the country gained its independence in 1991 with over twenty years of operations in azerbaijan we have demonstrated that we can manage multiple construction projects productively and efficiently combining local talents with our worldwide industry expertise we have invested significantly in socioeconomic growth of the country through the employment of the best local craftsmen and professionals the promotion of local markets and community assistance programs azerbaijan is a beautiful and prosperous country and we are honored to be associated with the outstanding success achieved by azerbaijani leadership and people mcdermott remains committed to contributing to sustainable development of the azerbaijan republic and we look forward to continuing our cooperation with the government of azerbaijan and socar for many years to come caspian oil gas mcdermott iteca caspian 1992 bp aioc 75 1400 mcdermott bp «chirag oil» mcdermott caspian oil gas 90 mcdermott mcdermott 1991 20 ­ mcdermott 14 sponsored by

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the exhibition growing and developing along with the oil and gas industry hamid hasanov general director of the azfen company ­ the main result achieved by the azfen company a subsidiary to the turkish tekfen company over the years of participation in the exhibition has been the demonstration of the achievements and implemented projects since the establishment of the company in 1996 over the years that followed caspian oil gas grew and developed along with the oil and gas industry today its large scale and high status indicate the extent of the oil and gas sector s development not only in our country but also in the region as a whole all this became possible owing to the farsighted policy implemented by the leaders of our country at exhibitions we get an opportunity to meet with old partners communicate with current clients of the company establish new contacts and sign new agreements also we often meet old friends and acquaintances among the visitors and participants of the exhibition which is always pleasant a surprise i would like to express our gratitude to the organisers of the caspian oil gas exhibition for the invariably high quality of arrangements made for the event and to wish them success prosperity and further growth in the scale of the exhibition this year we have willingly joined the exhibition to demonstrate to our partners and clients the stability and active performance of the azfen company azfen ­ azfen tekfen 1996 caspian oil gas caspian oil gas azfen the stages of our company s development zulfiya shamiyeva coordinator of the management services department of the bos shelf company ­ it is hard to overestimate the significance of the caspian oil gas exhibition for the industry participation in the exhibition helps newcomers establish their company on the local market and to make their presence known while the veterans of the industry get a chance to demonstrate their corporate achievements over the past year the exhibition makes a huge contribution into creation of sound competition on the market for the bos shelf company the purpose of yearslong participation in the caspian oil gas exhibition is to demonstrate the company s achievements and to get a chance to fortify its positions on the market all the stages of our company s development over the past 10 years are demonstrated today in our exposition stand among the highlights we have emphasised the visit of the president of azerbaijan mr ilham aliyev to the stand of our company i would like to wish further development and even greater success to the organisers of the caspian oil gas exhibition and conference we recall the times when the exposition stands of oil companies occupied just one pavilion then the exhibition gradually grew to cover two and this year the number of participants has increased once again full occupancy of the three pavilions of the baku expo centre is a loudspeaking indication of the exhibition s significance at the international level that is why bos shelf is honoured to act as a sponsor of this most prestigious forum bos shelf ­ caspian oil gas ­ bos shelf caspian oil gas bos shelf caspian oil gas ­ bos shelf sponsored by 15

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