Turkmenistan's gas compressor plant contributes gas supply to oil wells

Oil&Gas Materials 21 April 2021 16:15 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan's gas compressor plant contributes gas supply to oil wells

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 21

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

The Barsagelmez gas compressor unit in the Balkan region of Turkmenistan is working to provide gas to oil wells operating in the gas-lift method, Trend reports with reference to Nebit-Gaz electronic newspaper.

So, 376.6 million cubic meters of natural gas have been harvested and sent to wells at the above-mentioned gas compressor unit since the beginning of 2021.

As an earlier representative of Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) Julian Bowden told Trend, Turkmenistan is good at emphasizing its potential as a gas producer and exporter.

He added that the main challenge of Turkmenistan’s gas sector is to achieve this potential.

"With the major help of the Chinese, a pipeline system has been created to export gas to China. Arguably, it has been slow to develop its petrochemical sector," he explained.

Bowden also said that Turkmenistan’s markets are very competitive: "If we look at China, for example, China has many gas import options: pipeline gas from Russia: small volumes of pipeline gas from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan."

He also said, that Turkmenistan has vast reserves of gas and done many imaginative and impressive things, such as pipeline exports to China, the development of petrochemical complexes, and a world-scale gas-to-gasoline plant at Turkmenistan's Ovadandepe town.


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