Gazprom receives commercial inflow of gas during exploration drills at Jel field of Ustyurt in Uzbekistan

Oil&Gas Materials 26 August 2010 19:14 (UTC +04:00)

Uzbekistan, Tashkent, August 26 /Trend, D.Azizov/

Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz CJSC, subsidiary of Russian gas giant Gazprom, received commercial inflow of gas during exploration drills at Jel field of Ustyurt Plateau in western Uzbekistan, the Russian company said in a statement.

Jel-2 well was founded and drilled in 2010. After completion of drills, four objects for tests were allocated at interval of 2,390-2,658 meters based on geophysical and core materials.

Total inflow from these objects made up about 500,000 cubic meters of natural gas per day, the company said.

Erkin Mamadjanov, deputy director of Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz Office in Uzbekistan, said: "Successful drilling of the second well at Jel field confirmed existence of industrial reserves of natural gas at Ustyurt Plateau. This well also increased our forecast estimates of reserves of the deposit and clarified our notion on oil-and-gas bearing Shakhpakhta investment block."

Jell deposit was opened in May 2009. At the tests of the fifth object of Jell-1 well at the interval of 2,396-2,387 meters were received commercial gas inflow with debit of 360,000 cubic meters per day. Overall, eight objects were tested and commercial gas inflow was received on three of them. So, the Jel field was opened.

The company carries out exploration works at Ustyurt Plateau based on "Agreement on basic principles on conducting geological survey of investment blocks in Ustyurt region of Uzbekistan", which was inked by Gazprom OJSC and Uzbekneftegaz national holding company on 25 January 2006.

Gazprom Zarubezhneftegaz is the largest subsidiary of Gazprom, carrying out geological survey works outside Russia. The company carries out several Gazprom projects on exploration of hydrocarbons outside Russia. The company implements several investment projects in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and India.