By Nigar Abbasova
The Turkmengaz State Concern carries out production drilling at accelerated pace on the Galkynysh gas field, Trend reports.
The reserves of the field are considered to be at the level of 26.2 trillion cubic meters. Five high performance units capable of drilling to a depth up to 7,000 meters have already been purchased.
The volumes of drilling activities have increased by 140 percent compared to the figures in the same period of 2015.
The Concern has commissioned eight high producing wells in the field in a short period of time. Seven production wells have been prepared for a test, drilling of another 13 wells is currently under way. Another ten production wells will be commissioned by late 2016.
The country has purchased 5 high-performance devices with the capacity of drilling up to 7,000 meters in depth. The large- scale development of the Galkynysh field is considered to be of great importance for the implementation of the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline) Project, the construction of which (on the Turkmen section) is carried out by Turkmengaz State Concern.
Galkynysh gas field which is located 75km south-east of the Mary city in Turkmenistan and about 400 km south-east of the capital Ashgabat stands for the designation of a cluster of gas fields South Yolotan, Minara, and Yashalar. Being discovered in 2006, the field is considered to be one of the biggest gas reserves in the entire world. Gas field development of the project worth $3.4 billion was launched in September 2013.
The implementation of TAPI pipeline with the expected total length of 1,735 kilometers started in December 2015. The project is aimed at the exporting Galkynysh gas to India. The pipeline is expected to transport 33 bcm of gas annually. The completion of the construction process and putting all TAPI pipeline into operation is scheduled for late 2019.
Turkmenistan has abundant reserves in the energy resources and rank the fourth in the the world in terms of the volume of natural gas reserves
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