Who we are

SOCAR AQS is an integrated drilling and well services management company established in 2007 between State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Nobel Energy and Absheron Qazma LLC (AQS).

The company has many years of experience in the field of oil and gas well drilling industry while providing advanced drilling technologies and applying new management methods. SOCAR AQS has pioneered innovative approach in the national drilling industry, and it has a proven track record of excellence in delivering safe and reliable solutions.

SOCAR AQS is a member of International Association of Drilling Contractors since 2009, and it has fully complied with all applicable international standards.

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Our history

SOCAR AQS established

The first contract for drilling Guneshli 13 and Guneshli 11 wells was signed, and the wells were drilled


SOCAR AQS receives ISO certification for Integrated Management Systems (IMS)


The company became a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)



Establishment of the first Base-Bulla Production & Supply Base

Vision, Mission, Values

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Corporate Governance

Our commitment to increasing our market share, through sustainable development, investment in local community and protection of our environment is not possible without effective leadership. With this in mind, our corporate governance is a set of guidelines, rules and processes for the Company and the BOD to enable successful leadership and achieve our targets.


Our BOD is composed of skilled individuals from our shareholder companies and independent members, with passions and commitment to sustainable development of the Company and the industry. 

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Turan Drilling and Engineering Company

As part of its ongoing international development goals and expanding its capacity to deliver complex onshore and offshore drilling projects while maintaining significant cost efficiency, SOCAR AQS, together with KCA Deutag, formed a Turan Drilling & Engineering JV in 2018.


Since its establishment, Turan Drilling & Engineering has been successfully providing drilling services on seven platforms operated by BP in the Caspian Sea. 


In 2020, Turan Drilling & Engineering, was awarded a contract amendment to manage procurement, maintenance and warehousing activities on behalf of BP. More information: www.turandrilling.com

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