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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. BakıBakı
or Baku
, city (1991 pop. 1,782,000), capital of Azerbaijan, on the Caspian Sea. Greater Bakı includes almost the whole Absheron peninsula, on which Bakı proper is situated; the city is located below sea level.
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 is the region's chief city, and the peninsula falls within the boundaries of Greater Bakı.
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Azerbaijan has welcomed its first Marriott hotel with the opening of the 243-room, JW Marriott Absheron Baku, in Baku, the country's capital city.
Socar's vice president Khoshbakht Yusifzade said Monday that the Absheron field, which is operated by French company Total, holds at least 350 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 45 million tons of gas condensate.
The Middle Miocene, of Helvetian and Tortonian stages, can be traced in the Gobustan and Pre-Caspian-Guba regions and in the inter-fluve of the Kura and Iori rivers, where the Tortonian state is spread and is found in the Absheron region.
Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT), a France-based integrated oil and gas company, has entered into a heads of agreement with Azerbaijan's state-owned SOCAR, for a production sharing agreement (PSA) for a license in the Absheron area.
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