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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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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 matter rests here in laying pipes under the Caspian Sea from the city of Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan to the city of Sangachal on the coast of Absheron peninsula in Azerbaijan.
Half of this comes from the shallow-water Guneshli (SWG) field, 60 miles off the Absheron Peninsula.
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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.
Taking the Absheron peninsula into account will distort the median line and violate the principle of proportionality and equitable division.
In accordance with the decision of the Board of Directors on September 30, by Q1 2016, Bakcell s super-fast LTE service will cover a whole territory of Absheron peninsula.
22 a new production sharing agreement (PSA) to jointly explore for and develop potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, BP said in a message.
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.
The explored parts of the Shamakhy-Gobustan Basin and the near-by Absheron Peninsula in the Lower Oligocene (LO) were surrounded by relatively low land.
Delta Telcom commercially introduced WiMAX services in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula in January 2010.
The sands and sandstones in the Pre-Caspian Guba and Gobustan regions and, to some extent, on the Absheron peninsula, are abundant in gas and oil.