New gas resource discovered in Turkmenistan

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New gas resource discovered in Turkmenistan

In the territories adjacent to the “Malay” and “Nayip” gas fields in the Lebap velayat of Turkmenistan, a new dome was discovered in the lower layers of the “Northern Dervish” and “Malay” fields. The first appraisal work showed that gas reserves in them amount to 30 and 21,7 billion cubic meters. Chairman of the State Corporation "Turkmengeology" Merdan Rozyev reported to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a working meeting in Turkmenabat today, reported the news of Turkmen television "Watan".

According to Rozyev, the State Corporation "Turkmengeology" plans to drill exploratory wells 4 000 meters deep in the “Malay” gas field and 3 200 meters deep in the “Northern Dervish” area.

Natural gas has been produced from the “Malay” field in the Lebap velayat since 1986.

According to the President of Turkmenistan, till today, more than 247 billion cubic meters of natural gas have been produced from this field with first reserves of 358 billion 700 million cubic meters. Continuation of work on gas production here, expansion of the area, as well as exploration and discovery of gas deposits in the lower layers of the developed layers are important tasks of today.

Berdimuhamedov noted the need to accelerate work on the full-scale development of not only the “Malay” field, but also other gas fields, stating that the necessary conditions for this will be created in the future.

In this regard, the head of state noted that the State Concern “Turkmengas” will have ample opportunities to implement the plan for the production of additional volumes of natural gas in our country in the coming years.

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