Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov.26
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
A strong inflow of gas and gas condensate was received as a result of the exploration work carried out on the South Umytly site in the Balkan region of Turkmenistan, the report of the Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources of Turkmenistan Nov.26 said.
"A commercial flow of gas and gas condensate has been produced from the red beds after completion of drilling operations on the first well at a depth of 4,213-4,219 meters," the report said.
According to the report the studies carried out on the South Umytly site are "one of the outstanding achievements of Turkmen geologists."
A number of large deposits, such as Korpeje, Keimir, South Kamyshlydja, Akpatlavuk, Shatut, Nebitlije and Altyguyy deposits were discovered earlier in Turkmenistan's Balkan province. They serve as raw materials sources for exports to Iran.
Gas supplies from Turkmenistan to Iran started in the mid-90s after the launch of the Korpeje-Kordkuy gas pipeline. Another pipeline - the Dovletabat-Sarakhs-Hangeran pipeline has also been commissioned recently. There was a demand for this pipeline, given the increasing exports of Turkmen gas to Iran.