Turkmenistan conducts exploration at oil-bearing structures near Caspian Sea
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Aug. 15
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Exploration work has been resumed in Turkmenistan at exploited fields aimed at studying deep-seated (up to 7 kilometers) structures, Trend reports referring to the Turkmengeology State Corporation.
In particular, 3D seismic surveys are carried out in western Turkmenistan at the Goturdepe field, including the adjacent shallow areas of the Caspian Sea. In addition, 2D seismic surveys were performed on the territory of Darja, comprising 870 linear kilometers. Surveys are also to be carried out at the Barsagelmez field, where 3D seismic surveying will cover 345 square kilometers.
As part of the 1st phase of a new investment project implemented by the Turkmennebit (Turkmenoil) State Concern in conjunction with the Singapore-based Yug-Neftegaz company, it is planned to build 60 exploration and production wells, including directional and horizontal ones. Drilling of the first well commenced in June 2019.
On the Uzynada square, also located in the Caspian region, specialists of the state concern drilled 2 wells with a depth of more than 7,000 meters, receiving an industrial influx of hydrocarbon raw materials. Such wells are first in the history of the oil and gas sector of Turkmenistan and are the deepest to date in Central Asia.