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Absheron

(əpshĭrôn`) (äpshĭrôn`) or

Apsheron

(əp–), peninsula, c.40 mi (60 km) long, extending into the Caspian Sea, E Azerbaijan. It is a dry, hilly area at the eastern end of the Greater Caucasus Mts. and is underlain by rich oil-bearing rock strata. The oil industry developed there in the 1870s, although the presence of oil was known long before. The peninsula, with its Bakı (Baku) oil fields, was the USSR's chief oil-producing region prior to the opening of the Siberian fields. Natural gas wells, salt lakes, mineral springs, and mud volcanoes are also found on Absheron. Bakıis the region's chief city, and the peninsula falls within the boundaries of Greater Bakı.
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As the example of offshore Absheron block shows, these figures may well increase as exploratory drilling continues.
Socar's main gas source, the Bakhar oil and gas field, is located off the southern tip of the Absheron Peninsula and has accounted for almost half of the group's gas output.
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Supplies for this, Afandiyev, said, could come from other fields, such as Absheron, Babak, Umid and Shafag-Asiman, which Azerbaijan has discovered in the Caspian, along with Shah Deniz.
It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea, also known as the world's largest lake.
Scholars have speculated that the country's southern forests are the site of the biblical Garden of Eden, while its oil-rich Absheron Peninsula fell victim to some of the Soviet Union's most devastating acts of environmental destruction; in the intervening years, this easternmost Caucasus nation has been captured, conquered, and occupied by such formidable empires, kingdoms, and khanates as those of the Greeks, Parthians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Persians, Russians, and Soviets.
The more recent completion of the JW Marriott Absheron, a flagship property in Baku, Azerbaijan was the recent recipient of the award for Best Hotel-Europe at the International Hotel Awards in London 2012-1013 and silver awards at Illumni Infinity Award for Hospitality Lighting.
In Azerbaijan, the company is mobilising the new-built Topaz Triumph for Total in the Absheron gas field.
The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers free Wi-Fi Network in more than 200 locations in Baku and Absheron peninsula to its customers.
The giant oil and gas fields -- such as Absheron, Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah Deniz in Azerbaijan; Karachaganak, Kashagan and Tengiz in Kazakhstan;Galkynysh, Shatlyk, South Gutliyak and South Iolotan in Turkmenistan; and Gazli, Kokdumalak, Shakhpakhty and Shurtan in Uzbekistan -- place the Caspian region among the richest worldwide with proven oil and gas reserves, according to the IEA.
Beach season opens at the Absheron seaside in May and lasts till the end of September.
A copy of the poem, hand-written in the Azerbaijani language, was provided by an IDP school teacher from the Kelbajar IDP School, Absheron Peninsula, Azerbaijan, February 2004.