Norway’s Equinor has postponed drilling of an exploration well on its Aypara prospect in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan due to the current poor oil market caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The drilling at Aypara is postponed due to challenges in operating during the current Covid-19 environment.

"It is too early to indicate when the well will be spudded, and a new timeline will be concluded later,” the company told Upstream.