The Ecology Department of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) won a tender for the preparation of an environmental impact report announced by Total E&P Azerbaijan, SOCAR said.
The company said that the document is required in order to conduct geophysical and geotechnical operations on land in Azerbaijan. In the near future, a field survey will begin in the west of the Sangachal settlement as part of preparation of the document.
The Department also carries out preliminary work to start preparation of the document.
SOCAR includes the Azneft production association (company producing oil and gas onshore and offshore) and the Azkimya production association (chemical industry) and Azerigaz production association (gas distribution).
In addition, SOCAR includes a number of processing enterprises, service enterprises, institutions engaged in geophysical and drilling operations.