The Caspian Sea by Chloe Dewe Mathews

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The SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic) oil fields in Ramana on the Absheron Peninsula. The history of oil in the Caspian is long standing. Wells were being hand-dug in the region as early as the 10th century and the world's first offshore and machine drilled wells wre built on the Absheron Peninsula during the 1870's.