Western Route Export Pipeline

The Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) also known as the Baku-Supsa Pipeline is the first investment of International Oil Consortium in Georgia. The pipeline transports crude oil from offshore Chiragi oil field in the Caspian Sea to the Supsa terminal through Sangachal on the Georgian Black Sea coast.

The length of this pipeline is 833km. The Georgian section of the pipeline is 375 km and it is the same route as Soviet-era Samgori-Batumi oil pipeline. Azerbaijan International Oil Consortium financed full rehabilitation works of the pipeline as well as the construction of new buildings. The Supsa terminal with the capacity of one million barrels was also constructed within the framework of the pipeline construction.

BP, the largest shareholder of the consortium, operates the Georgian section of WREP.

Project partners: BP – 34,1%, Chevron – 10,3%, SOCAR – 10%, INPEX – 10%, Statoil – 8,6%, ExxonMobil – 8%, TPAO – 6,8%, Itochu – 3,9%, Amerada Hess – 2,7%.