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AZERBAIJAN - Rovnag Abdullayev.

The President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Socar since late 2005, Abdullayev (also known as Rafik) had previously served as special assistant for Natik Aliyev and Socar's spokesman. In June 2006 Abdullayev negotiated with a visiting Israeli delegation headed by the Minister of National Infrastructures Benjamin Ben-Eliezer an initial agreement whereby the Jewish state in future would buy Azeri Light crude oil directly from Socar.

Although Israel has been purchasing Azeri Light from the BP-led AIOC AIOC Azerbaijan International Operating Company
AIOC Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
AIOC Acceptable Initial Operating Capability
 group, this deal was to be a separate arrangement. The Israeli delegation also offered to help Socar in downstream operations, among various projects in which Israeli companies The top 10 Israeli companies by sales are[1]:
  1. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., $4.8 billion
  2. Oil Refineries Ltd (BAZAN), $4.4 billion
  3. Israel Electric Corporation, $3.4 billion
  4. Israel Chemicals, $2.
 wish to be involved in Azerbaijan.

Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh: For many years the vice president of Socar for exploration and geology, Yusifzadeh has also been in charge of the divisions for production, economics, finance and processing.

The head of Socar's foreign investment division is Valekh Aleskerov. A very experienced executive, Aleskerov is the man who deals with foreign companies involved in Azerbaijan's petroleum sector.

Socar, formed in 1992, has a monopoly of every aspect of the petroleum industry, with more than 75,000 employees, many subsidiaries, four scientific institutes, medical sanatoria and kindergartens. Much of its equipment is obsolete, however, to 40% is in need of repair.

British Petroleum is by far the biggest investor in Azerbaijan and leads foreign companies operating in the petroleum sector. It was in Azerbaijan that the idea of BP buying Amoco was conceived and pursued by BP's CEO John Browne John Browne may refer to:
  • John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley (born 1948), Baron Browne of Madingley, former Group Chief Executive of BP
  • John Harris Browne (1817–1904), English born explorer of Australia
, as BP and Amoco were rival leaders in AIOC.

BP men now head the biggest E&P consortia in Azerbaijan, including David Woodward
This article is about the cartographer. For the economist, see David Woodward (economist).

David Woodward (29 August, 1942 – 25 August, 2004) was an English-born American historian of cartography and cartographer.
 who is president of AIOC. BP maintains close links with President Bush's special envoy to the Caspian, Steven Mann. Woodward and other top executives of BP have easy access to President Aliyev. BP's CEO Browne was at Ceyhan during the July 13 ceremony which officially inaugurated the BTC BTC Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (crude oil pipeline)
BTC Belgische Technische Coƶperatie (Dutch: Belgian Technical Cooperation)
BTC Berlinale Talent Campus
BTC Business Travel Coalition
 crude oil pipeline (see OMT (Object Modeling Technique) An object-oriented analysis and design method developed by James Rumbaugh. See Rational Rose.

OMT - Object Modelling Technique
 & DT of this week).
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Publication:APS Review Gas Market Trends
Date:Jul 17, 2006
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