Oil Rocks – the capital of Caspian Sea shelf (13 photos)
Oil Rocks is an urban village, in Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea, 42 kilometers east of Absheron peninsula. It is a unique offshore field which was a major factor in the development of the oil sector in the former USSR and in particular, in Azerbaijan.
During that period, the Oil Rocks was the largest offshore oil field in the world both in terms of the reservoir thickness and the volume of produced oil.
The Oil Rocks does not have permanent population, but there is a regular steamship and helicopter service between the Oil Rocks and the port of Baku. The Oil Rocks are considered the capital of the Caspian Sea shelf.
Check out the photos of Oil Rocks below, or see another gallery here.