The field of Shah Deniz Stage 2 (SD2), which will inject gas in the pipeline of South Caucasus and later in TAP, is expected to be fully completed by 2018.
Shah Deniz 2 field has already been completed at 82%, while production will start in mid-2018, ATA reported.
The total amount of gas that can be transported will gradually increase to 16 billion cubic meters per year in the first two years of operation.
The gas will be transported to Turkey and Europe via the Southern Corridor project.
Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project is the final section of this corridor and the initial amount will be transported by it will be 10 billion cubic meters of gas.
Actually, Shah Deniz Stage 2 gas will make a 3,500 kilometer journey from the Caspian Sea into Europe. The Southern Gas Corridor is set to change the energy map of an entire region – connecting gas supplies in the Caspian to markets in Europe for the very first time.
First gas is targeted for late 2018, with supplies to Georgia and Turkey; gas deliveries to Europe are expected just over a year after first gas is produced offshore Azerbaijan.