Turkmenistan intensifies development of gas processing industry

Oil&Gas Materials 31 May 2012 13:59 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 31 / Trend H. Hasanov /

Turkmenistan is intensively developing the gas processing industry, the Institute of Strategic Planning and Economic Development at the Turkmen Ministry of Economy and Development said today.

A large industrial complex including a plant preparing and processing gas and a ground gas terminal which receives natural gas from the fields in the Turkmen shelf of the Caspian Sea was commissioned in the Caspian settlement of Kiyanly last year.

'The construction of the plant is another testimony to the successful implementation of Turkmenistan's energy strategy', the article said. 'Full use of the rich hydrocarbon resources of the country is an important aspect'.

A new industrial complex in Kiyanly, invested by Malaysian company Petronas Charigali, ensures the cleaning and drying of natural gas produced in the Magtymguly field.
Current capacity is five billion cubic meters of gas per year. The capacity of the plant can be doubled in the long term.

Constructing and commissioning the second phase of the Bagadzh gas processing complex on one of the largest hydrocarbon deposits in the Lebap region in 2011 were important steps in the development of the gas processing industry.

The prospects for gas processing are associated with the hydrocarbon resource potential of the country. The Galkynysh block of fields opened in the east of Turkmenistan (Mary region) and brings this natural area to being in the most advanced position in the world in terms of its resource stocks.

Turkmenistan invests about $10 billion in the accelerated development and commissioning of the giant deposit. The partnership in the project implementation of leading service companies from China, Korea and the UAE will help accelerate the pace of work and use advanced technologies and modern equipment at all stages including well drilling and construction of large industrial complexes for gas preparation and processing.

New deposits are being searched and discovered.

A decision was made to start constructing the largest gas pipeline in Turkmenistan East - West to unite the fields of the country and ensure supplying Turkmen gas to the foreign markets. The further gas transmission main line will connect the largest gas fields located in the eastern part of the country with the Caspian region and if necessary, transfer large volumes of gas to the east and the west.