Kazakhstan, Astana, Aug. 29 /Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
JSC NC KazMunaiGas and the Korean KC KAZAKH B.V consortium reported on the results of drilling of the first exploration well in Zhambyl area in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.
From May until August 2013, the drilling of the first exploration well at Zhambyl structure (ZB-1) at a depth of 2,200 meters was carried out by KazMunaiGas jointly with KC KAZAKH B.V.
Zhambyl Petroleum LLP was involved in the organization of the drilling works.
The drilling was directly carried out by Teniz Burgylau LLP - a Kazakh contractor, certificated in accordance with the international standards, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of the KazMunaiGaz (KMG), the press service of the KMG reported on Thursday.
As a result of drilling in the Middle Jurassic age sedimentation, two oil and gas perspective fields were approved.
During the testing of these objects, there was a gushing flow of oil and gas with flow rates at fittings with diameters of 6.35 mm (16/64 ") 24m3/a day, with a diameter of 12.7 mm (32/64") - 110 m3 per day," the press release said.
The testing of sites has been concluded.
Drilling of an exploration well at Zhambyl structure was conducted from the new offshore drilling rig 'Caspian Explorer', built specifically for geological exploration works in the Zhambyl area in accordance with the agreement between the KazMunaiGaz and the KC KAZAKH B.V. For the first time the production capacities of Ersai Caspian Contractors LLP in the Kuryk port (Mangystau region) were used in rig's construction.
All norms of Kazakhstan's legislation in the sphere protection of environment as well as the norms envisaged by the best common international practice were complied with during the drilling works.
KazMunaiGaz and KC KAZAKH B.V will continue geological exploration works at Zhambyl area.
The 3D seismic exploration works at the Zhambyl structure and drilling of the well at Zhetysu (ZT-1) structure are planned to be carried out.
The operative estimates of reserves of hydrocarbons at the Zhambyl structure are planned to be presented on the results of geological and geophysical surveys, laboratory analysis of core and reservoir fluid.
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