Azerbaijani State Oil Company (SOCAR) is holding ecological monitoring at the March 8 and Sangachal-Duvanni-Hara Zira fields in the Caspian Sea's Azerbaijani sector, according to a message from the company.
Samples were taken from water, sediment and benthos as part of environmental monitoring at the fields under the management of the N.Narimanov Oil and Gas Recovery Management, according to the message.
The collected samples were sent to the complex researches laboratory of SOCAR Ecology Department.
SOCAR includes Azneft (production association of enterprises producing oil and gas on land and sea), Azerkimya (production association of chemical industry enterprises) and Azerigaz.
Aside form that SOCAR also includes a number of processing and service enterprises and institutions engaged in geophysical and drilling operations.
The company also has assets in Turkey and Europe.