Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz is planning to widen the boundaries of the West Shokhambari licensed area
The company Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz (Gazprom's project operator for the exploration and prospecting of hydrocarbon resources in the Republic of Tajikistan), during analysis of the geological and geophysical information for the West Shokhambari field, has come to the conclusion that in order to prepare the oil-and-gas prospect in this area, it is necessary to increase the geological allotment (widening the boundaries of the area) in a southerly direction.
With this aim, the company's management in Tajikistan have submitted a request to the Republic of Tajikistan's government to examine the possibility of widening the boundaries of Gazprom's licensed area, located in the Gissarsky district of the republic.
Widening the boundaries of the geological allotment of the West Shokhambari area allows the operator to prepare the prospective object previously exposed here for prospect drilling.
Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz is currently waiting for an official reply from the Tajikistan government.
Gazprom received the licence for exploration of the West Shokhambari field in September 2008. The field totals 5,056.5 square kilometres.
Gazprom has 4 licences for carrying out exploration work in the Sarikamysh field (Shakhrinavsky district), the Sargazon field (Dangarinsky district) the Rengan field (Rudaki district), and the West Shokhambari field (Gissarsky district).
Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz, at Gazprom's request, is undertaking the hydrocarbon exploration and prospecting project in Tajikistan.
The company has conducted Common Mid Point (CMP) method 3-D seismic surveying in the Sarikamysh and Sargazon fields.
Gravimetric work has ended in the Sarikamysh, Sargazon and Rengan areas. Exploration is being carried out in the West Shokhambari field.
The "Shakhrinav" prospective structure has been prepared for drilling as a result of exploration work in the Sarikamysh field.