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Azerbaijan. Baku Region. Baku. A shepherd and his flock of sheeps. Two flying helicopters gunships from the Azerbaijan army in the cloudy sky. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is the project owner of the oil fields in Balakhani. Oil-extracting infrastructure. Wells heads and nodding donkeys. Drilling derricks and rigs. Spill and oil leakage from installation in operation. Oil production. Ecological disaster. Balakhani Oil Fields are a source of pollution as a result of well water and oil spill discharge. Oil well. © 2007 Didier Ruef