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Ustyurt

(Russian usˈtjurt) or

Ust Urt

n
(Placename) an arid plateau in central Asia, between the Caspian and Aral seas in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Area: about 238 000 sq km (92 000 sq miles)
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Through the dunes and rocky roads, the crews went out into a picturesque rocky valley, where a high-speed section was waiting for them along the Ustyurt plateau. Driving Toyota Hilux, Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel again posted the fasted time of 3 hours 9 minutes and 11 seconds to seal the stage, going 12 minutes clear of teammates Bernhard Ten Brinke and Jakub Przygonski for 12 minutes.
Shakhpakhty is a gas condensate field discovered in 1962 in the southeastern part of the Ustyurt plateau in Uzbekistan.
In May 2009, the Jel natural gas field was discovered on the Ustyurt Plateau.
CNPC already is a partner in a consortium of UNG, LUKoil, and Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) exploring the Uzbek sector of the Aral Sea and central Ustyurt plateau. This is under a 35-year EPSA signed in late 2006, with recoverable reserves then put at 14 TCF.
These, as well as the Ustyurt plateau and the Aral Sea, have been explored further.
The reconstruction Takhiatash TPP is associated with the increased need from electricity and gas companies expanding their operations in the development of the field on the Ustyurt plateau.
In May 2013 the Malaysian company has decided to withdraw from the two upstream-projects under the PSA - development of gas condensate fields in the Ustyurt plateau for 15 years, and oil and gas development of Baysun investment block for 35 years.
This type of gypsum crust is found in Kazakhstan (Ustyurt Plateau) and middle Asia (the southern Kyzyl Kum).
These deposits are concentrated on the Uzbek side of the Amu-Darya Basin in the south-east and in the Ustyurt plateau in the west.
New industrial reserves of gas condensate were discovered on the Ustyurt plateau in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekneftegaz reported.