Access to the export market for Crude Oil is via the Gerogian rail system and Natural Gas is sold domestically through the national gas distribution grid.
Over time Frontera has developed reliable efficient and safe infrastructure and systems to process, gather, store, transport and market hydrocarbons from Block 12 on an ongoing basis.
As production of Oil and Gas increases from Block 12, Frontera will consider alternative routes to the existing rail networks and the domestic gas distribution grid. The primary infrastructure that runs through Block 12 is as follows:
Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP)
Transporting oil through Georgia and on to world markets. This 830km pipeline transports oil from the ACG field in the Caspian Sea via the Sangachal terminal in Azerbaijan to the Supsa terminal in western Georgia with just under half of the pipeline located in Georgia. WREP, which became fully operational in 1999, is capable of transporting up to 100,000 barrels of oil a day.
Completed by a BP-led consortium in 2005, the 1,768 kilometer Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline connecting the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea passes directly through Block 12. The pipeline, which is one of the longest in the world, has the capacity to transport 1.2 million barrels of oil per day.
South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP)
The 692km South Caucasus Pipeline has been designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea, through Georgia and on to the Georgia-Turkey border.
At full capacity, and after additional stages of development, it is envisaged that the pipeline will export up to 25 billion cubic meters of gas a year. At the border between Georgia and Turkey, the pipeline will link into other new pipelines namely Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to provide gas into Turkey and the European Union.