RWE Dea begins seismic surveys in Turkmen coast of Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 17 / Trend A.Badalova/
German utility RWE Dea is set to begin its seismic acquisition program off the Turkmenian coast in the Caspian Sea, RWE reported on Tuesday.
A subsequent exploration well is scheduled to be drilled in 2013, RWE says.
According to the report, to obtain detailed information on hydrocarbon reservoirs in licence Block 23 off the coast of Turkmenistan, RWE Dea has begun carrying out a seismic survey.
"In the process, a 3D transition zone seismic survey will be carried out for the first time on the coast of Turkmenistan reaching from onshore to the shallow water region," RWE says.
The seismic survey comprises the acquisition of 3D data in an area of 400 square kilometres and a 2D program to assess the further exploration potential of Block 23.
According to the General Manager of RWE Dea Turkmenistan Branch Peter Immerz, amongst other things, the company is going to use the data obtained to drill the exploration well planned for 2013 with optimum effectiveness. "The seismic activities of RWE Dea were preceded by an extensive environmental study," Immerz added.