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Max Petroleum starts drilling 'deep salt' Emba B target in Kazakhstan

Oil&Gas Materials 15 September 2011 17:50
Max Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Kazakhstan, is preparing to receive a deep drilling rig for 'deep salt' drill programme in the country.
Max Petroleum starts drilling 'deep salt' Emba B target in Kazakhstan

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 15/ Trend corr. E.Ostapenko/

Max Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Kazakhstan, is preparing to receive a deep drilling rig for 'deep salt' drill programme in the country.

"Saipem's National 1625 DE onshore drilling rig for its deep, pre-salt exploration programme has been released from the previous operator's location and is currently being mobilised to drill the NUR-1 well on the Emba B prospect in Block E", the company said on Thursday in its statement.

The Company estimates the NUR-1 well will begin drilling on or before 31 October 2011.

On Monday it announced the new Sagiz West oil discovery in the SAGW-1 exploration well.

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