While being committed to the economic interests of the people of Azerbaijan, SOCAR is today a resolutely international company, operating abroad through 12 representative offices, 5 foreign subsidiaries and 8 trading offices.

    The core business of the company includes exploring oil and gas fields, producing, processing, and transporting oil, gas, and gas condensate, marketing petroleum and petrochemical products in Azerbaijan and across a number of international markets, and supplying natural gas to industries and people of Azerbaijan.

    As one of the leading European oil and gas companies and a major energy supplier for the EU and its neighbor countries, SOCAR has a special role to play in Europe’s economic development. The company’s vision is to become a vertically integrated international energy company resting upon advanced experience on operation efficiency, social and environmental responsibility. Pioneering the Southern Gas Corridor, SOCAR makes a decisive contribution to the European Energy Security.

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  • UEFA Euro 2016™

    On May 17th, 2013 SOCAR signed a sponsorship agreement with UEFA to become an official sponsor of the 2016 UEFA European Football Championships. In addition, SOCAR became official sponsors of the European Qualifiers and the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

    The 2016 UEFA European Football Championship will be the most inclusive Championships ever featuring a record 24 competing countries. SOCAR is thrilled to join the line-up of five newcomer nations, dozens of young players making their debut on the European stage and millions of new fans cheering their teams in an international tournament for the first time. We are looking forward to illuminating the stories of those who, like SOCAR, are poised to make their UEFA EURO 2016™ debut.

    In the spirit of celebrating great debuts, SOCAR in partnership with UEFA will create a new award titled ‘Best Young Player of the Tournament’, present by SOCAR, and will be awarded to the best U22 player.

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SOCAR, long-standing partner of sport, culture and education

Motivated by its Pan-European mission and vision, SOCAR supports a number of cultural, sport and education initiatives across Europe. It was therefore a natural step for SOCAR to become a sponsor of 2016 UEFA European Championship and to further contribute in this way to development of the European sport.
SOCAR has been long supporting a number of European initiatives in culture, sport and education.

  • 2015 European Games

    SOCAR sponsored the first ever European Games to be hosted in Baku, a natural commitment for a company deeply involved both in promoting healthy lifestyles and in advocating for Baku and Azerbaijan internationally.

  • Montreux Jazz Festival

    Since 2012, SOCAR’s annual partnership with the Montreux Jazz Festival underscores a company-wide dedication to our Swiss business, a commitment to advancing the arts, and acknowledgement of the long-standing passion for jazz in Azerbaijan.

  • Association of Football Federation Azerbaijan (AFFA)

    SOCAR sponsors the Association of Football Federation of Azerbaijan on all levels ranging from regional teams to the national team. SOCAR is deeply involved in the development of football in Azerbaijan through sponsorship and care of junior football league to stimulate growth of future professional athletes.

  • World Economic Forum

    SOCAR is a strategic partner of Davos Economic Forum since 2013. As a Strategic Partner SOCAR makes a tangible impact on global issues and society by contributing to better policy- making, informing business decisions, sharing best practices and engaging stakeholders beyond commercial objectives.
  • Baku Talents Education Complex

    Baku Talents Education Complex is one of the most ambitious educational projects in today’s CIS region. Its education system is based on a special British educational model designed to take children from kindergarden onwards.

  • Azerbaijan Student Network

    ASN is an independent, non-profit organization established by exceptionally talented young people who believe in the power of networking to expand cooperation between Azerbaijan and Europe. SOCAR is proud to support ASN’s offering of seminars, workshops, and conferences as well as internships and permanent contacts for talented young people looking to positively impact pan-European cooperation.

  • International Judo Federation

    An agreement between the SOCAR and the International Judo Federation was signed in February 2016 and will run for the next four years. The partnership will contribute to the development of the Federation’s sport projects, including the IJF World Judo Tour, as well as education and social initiatives.

  • Georgian Chess Federation

    In 2012, SOCAR Energy Georgia and the Georgian Chess Federation signed a sponsorship agreement. SOCAR’s sponsorship supports the organization of international chess tournaments in Georgia and backs the participation of Georgian chess players in tournaments in foreign countries. SOCAR also sponsored the 2011 European Women’s Individual Chess Championship in Tbilisi as well as the 2010 European Youth Championship in Batumi. SOCAR has also supported the Chess Candidate Tournament in London in 2013 and the 2008 champion Georgian female chess team.

  • SOCAR Summer School

    Operating since 2010, SOCAR’s Summer School is aimed at attracting young, potential and competent students, and retaining young professionals already working at different divisions of SOCAR, while creating deep understanding of SOCAR’s culture and activities both in domestic and international markets.

  • Baku High Oil School

    Baku High Oil School was established in November 2014 and cooperates with Heriot-Vatt University of the United Kingdom with the purpose of specialists training under a Bachelor Degree Program in the fields of oil and gas engineering and chemical engineering.

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