Turkmenistan actively developing giant Galkynysh gas field
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Apr. 19
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Active work is being carried out on industrial development of the giant gas field Galkynysh, located in the east of Turkmenistan, the country’s Oil and Gas Complex said in a message.
At the current stage, the Turkmengas State Concern conducts work at 29 gas wells.
“Moreover, commissioning work is being carried out at wellhead of four wells, after which they will also be put into commercial operation. Meanwhile, the work is underway at six wells in order to develop them and to obtain gas inflow,” says the message.
Other 13 wells are planned to be put into operation until late 2017.
Once drilling work is completed, Turkmengas will start producing gas from wells and sending it to the gas processing plants at the Galkynysh field, according to the message.
It was previously reported that Galkynysh is the world’s second biggest gas field.
According to the audit held by the UK’s Gaffney, Cline & Associates, reserves of the Galkynysh, together with reserves of the Yashlar field, are estimated at 26.2 trillion cubic meters of gas and reaches 27.4 trillion cubic meters – together with reserves of the reopened Garakel field.