"Gazprom" increases gas production from north-western field of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 18
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Gazprom International increased production of natural gas at the Shakhpakhty field (northwest of Uzbekistan) by 8.7 million cubic meters from the projected level - up to 110.2 million cubic meters, the company reported.
Gazprom International is a wholly owned subsidiary of "Gazprom" JSC, the sole operator of the concern on foreign projects in exploration, exploitation, and development of hydrocarbon fields.
It is scheduled to produce and to transport more than 300 million cubic meters of gas during 2014, according to the Gazprom International.
Two wells have been commissioned in the field since the beginning of the year, the repair of a third has been completed. As of early May, the current fund of the field consists of 21 wells with an average daily production of 902,000 cubic meters.
In accordance with the program of geological and technical activities in the current year, the operator plans to conduct repair work on five wells, four of which are planned to be withdrawn from the non-operating well reserve.
The reconstruction and pre-development of the Shakhpakhty field is a pilot project of the Gazprom International in Uzbekistan, implemented within a Production Sharing Agreement signed in 2004 for a period of 15 years.
In 2004, this project was created by the operator - Zarubezhneftegaz Operating Company - & GPD Central Asia." Gas production at the field resumed in August 2004. Industrial inflow was obtained from ten wells.
The work on overhaul and production of raw materials has been carried out since 2004, within license on the development of the four productive formations of the field.
In 2006, the company completed the repeated construction of the "Shakhpakhty" booster compressor station and facilities of the preliminary gas production.
In 2010, the operator has received license on the development of three additional underlying productive formations.
The total volume of gas produced at the field since 2004, today exceeds 2.6 billion cubic meters, including 315 million cubic meters in 2013, which is seven million cubic meters more than the projected level, and more than 5 percent of the production figure for 2012.
The Shakhpakhty gas condensate field located in in Karakalpakstan (northwest Uzbekistan), was opened in 1962.
Some 39.1 billion cubic meters of gas was extracted over the period of its commissioning which makes up 84.1 percent of the initial approved reserves. At present, estimated recoverable reserves of Shakhpakhty is 7.4 billion cubic meters.
Edited by CN