Azerbaijan International Operating Company

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Azerbaijan International Operating Company is a consortium of currently 10 petroleum companies that have signed extraction contracts with Azerbaijan. These companies include:[1]

The AIOC made significant investment contributing to the construction of the South Caucasus Pipeline, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, and are currently discussing construction of a Trans-Caspian Oil Pipeline between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Extraction of oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli fields and natural gas from Shah Deniz has been possible through foreign direct investment in this consortium.


  1. ^ AIOC partners Archived August 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., BP corporate website

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