Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec.4
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Tagandurdy Perdayev has been appointed Deputy Chairman of Turkmengeology State Corporation for Geology, according to a decree of the country's president Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov published on Dec.4.
Turkmengeology is a production organization filling up the hydrocarbon reserves, underground water, minerals and solid minerals.
The main objective of the corporation is to carry out science-based geological exploration work, the search of natural resources, the determination of their reserves, preparation for development, record of geological work carried out across the country, keeping valuable geological information obtained, maintenance of the state balance in the sphere of minerals.
As a result of geological exploration work some 162 oil and gas fields have been discovered in Turkmenistan.
Additionally, over 1000 areas prospective for oil and natural gas have been found.
A striking example was the discovery of large Galkinish field the total reserves of which are estimated at 26.2 trillion cubic meters by local geologists and GCA British company.
The Turkmen section of the Caspian Sea is also considered as prospective for the existence of oil and natural gas. The 3D seismological exploration work is continuing in the western (Akpatlavuk, Korpeje and others) and in eastern Turkmenistan (Galkinish, Yashlar and others).