South Caucasus Expansion is a 489km-long deepwater, onshore, shallow water pipeline project operated by State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic. This gas pipeline, with a maximum diameter of 56 inches, starts at Caspian Sea (Azerbaijan) and ends in Kvemo Kartli (Georgia).

The South Caucasus Expansion project started operations in 2018 and is owned by BP, Turkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortakligi, Petroliam Nasional, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, Lukoil Oil, NICO, and others.

The South Caucasus Expansion project is associated with the 1850km Trans Anatolian (TANAP).

About State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic

State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is a state-owned oil and gas company. It carries out exploration and production; gas processing and oil refining activities; construction and rehabilitation of gas pipelines and filling stations; transportation, distribution and sale of oil, natural gas, and gas condensate; and marketing of petroleum and petrochemical products. The company operates a gas processing plant producing natural gasoline, processed and liquefied gas; and Heydar Aliyev Baku oil refinery plant processing Azerbaijan crude and petroleum products. SOCAR’s project portfolio includes Absheron, Azeri Chirag Deep Water Gunashli, Bahar Gum Deniz, Binegedi, Kurovdagh fields and others. It has operations in Georgia, Turkey, Romania, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Nigeria and Ukraine. SOCAR is headquartered in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Information on the pipeline is sourced from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Pipelines database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) trunk pipelines globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.