This book concisely describes the architecture of the oil and gas pipelines in the Black-Caspian Seas Region and analyzes the status quo and perspectives of oil and gas production in this region. The authors present numerous projects, each of which has made a substantial contribution to the development of pipeline transport and transit in this part of the world, and discuss them in detail. The topics covered include: the region’s geographic characteristics; the region’s hydrocarbon potential; Russian and EU policy on pipeline transport; Kazakhstan’s pipeline policy; Chinese pipeline projects; the Bulgarian gas transmission system; environmental risks in the production and transportation of hydrocarbons; satellite monitoring; and subsea leak detection. This volume offers a valuable resource for politicians, specialists in the oil and gas business, decision-makers, and environmentalists alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Geographic characteristics of the Black-Caspian seas region.- Hydrocarbon potential of the Caspian Region.- Oil and Gas Production in the Black Sea Shelf.- Investigation of the Hydrocarbon Potential in the Black Sea Region: First Results.- Pipeline Architecture of the Black Sea – Caspian Sea Region: Geographical and Political Issues.- Russia’s Policy Toward the Pipeline Transport in the Caspian Region: Results and Prospects.- EU Policy in Shaping the Pipeline Architecture in the Caspian Region.- Chinese Pipeline Projects in the Caspian Region.- Iranian Direction of Hydrocarbon Transport: Present State and Difficulties.- Export of Hydrocarbons from Turkmenistan: Results and Perspectives.- Kazakhstan pipeline policy in the Caspian region.- Potential oil pipeline projects in the Black Sea – Caspian region.- Multilateral Cooperation in the Black Sea Region in the Energy Field.- Experience of Azerbaijan in construction of main oil and gas pipelines in the Caspian Sea region - environmental aspects.- The Bulgarian Gas Transmission System – Status Quo & Vision for Future Development.- Environmental Risks in Production and Transportation of Hydrocarbons in the Caspian-Black Sea Region.- Satellite monitoring of Dzhubga-Lazarevskoye-Sochi offshore gas pipeline construction.- Co.L.Mar.: Subsea leak detection with passive acoustic technology.- Conclusions.