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


First successful sidetrack operation with whipstock on rotary rig working with kelly

First core samples taken from the Gala formation at the Guneshli field


Start of using the first cementing complex on platform

The first in-house casing running services by SOCAR AQS


First Bahar field workover and drilling in Gumdeniz for Bahar Energy Operation Company

SOCAR AQS for the first time in the Guneshli field drilled a horizontal production well with a maximum deviation of 84 degrees


A contract awarded by SOCAR for drilling operations at West Absheron field


A contract awarded by SOCAR for drilling operations at Bulla-deniz field


First well drilled from West Absheron field

First well drilled under a turnkey contract at the Umid field


First application of Sand Control technique in West Absheron field

SOCAR AQS was recognized by BP Azerbaijan as the Company of the Year for the successful implementation of modern technologies among national companies

The company started drilling operations at Gunashli 7

Installation and commissioning works start at the Bulla Deniz field

Completion of the first HP well (Umid) in SOCAR AQS history


SOCAR AQS was certified for API Specification Q2

Establishment of a subsidiary of SOCAR AQS "SOCAR AQS International DMCC" in the UAE


First international drilling contract - BAPEX project in Bangladesh

First drilling advisory service on enhancement of well drilling and field development in the licensed areas of DTEK Oil and Gas LLC in Ukraine



SOCAR AQS, together with KCA Deutag, formed a Turan Drilling & Engineering JV

Geological measurements of MDT, XPT, VSP: for the first time in the history of SOCAR

SOCAR AQS receives IWCF certification 
SOCAR AQS receives IACET certification

“SOCAR AQŞ Sondaj Mühendislik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş” is established

SOCAR AQS and China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd-IC İctas Construction Industries & Trade Inc. JV signed a drilling contract for the Expansion of Tuz Golu underground gas storage project in Turkey


SOCAR AQS completed drilling of the deepest exploration well (6810 meters) at the Umid field in the history of SOCAR

Turan Drilling and Engineering Company received the first drilling and workover contract on seven platforms operated by BP in the Caspian Sea

SOCAR AQS became the first Azerbaijan company announced as UN Global Compact LEAD

SOCAR AQS established the first national Baku Drilling School

Turan Drilling and Engineering was awarded a contract amendment to manage procurement, maintenance and warehousing activities on behalf of BP

SOCAR AQS signed its first contract in Kazakhstan to manage a drilling project at one of the Eureka Oleum oil fields


The company was certified by IADC Competence Assurance Accreditation Program which allows the company to operate in Azerbaijan, Turkey, Ukraine and Bangladesh

SOCAR AQS signed MOU with Naftogaz of Ukraine on joint cooperation for the development of onshore and offshore technologies


First multilateral well drilled from the West Absheron field

Management of two oil wells (3.309 and 3.241 meters) in Kazakhstan

SOCAR AQS signed a partnership contract with the Iraqi Drilling Company for integrated drilling and workover services.