The head of Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz's representation in Tajikistan has visited the Shakhrinav-1P drilling field
On Tuesday 26 October, Sergey Tumanov, director of Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz's representative office in the Republic of Tajiksistan, together with representatives from contractors, visited the Shakhrinav-1P drilling field (36 kilometres south-west of Dushanbe).
The working group got up to speed with the progress of the rig-building work and the preparations for drilling the first exploratory well.
The installation of the drilling rig and erection of auxilliary facilities is currently continuing on the Shakhrinav-1P field. Electrical installation work is being carried out and a helipad is being constructed. Within the scope of preparations for drilling the well, work is being carried out at the same time on the formation of a wellhead cellar.
The development and reconstruction of the 15km-long access road to the drilling site is nearing completion. There have already been 100 deliveries of equipment along this section of road since work began, including heavy loads.
During the visit to the site, Mr. Tumanov noted the need for close adherence to the work schedule so that Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz could begin work on drilling the first exploratory well in a timely fashion.
The general drilling contractor is the Orenburgsky Drillng Company.
The company is planning to start on drilling the Sakhrinav-1 well in November this year.
The Sarikamysh field is estimated to have the best prospects from all of Gazprom's four licensed areas.
Sakhrinav 1 is the deepest well in the Republic of Tajikistan. It is 6,300 metres deep.
Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz, at Gazprom's request, is undertaking the hydrocarbon exploration and prospecting project in Tajikistan.
The company is currently carrying out geological exploration work in 4 areas licensed by Gazprom: the Sarikamysh field (Shakhrinavsky district), the Sargazon field (Dangarinsky district) the Rengan field (Rudaki district), and the West Shokhambari field (Gissarsky district).