A 311 km section between Bereket and Uzen
cities in Turkmenistan is being financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Drilling of Uzen
4 horizontal sidetrack, located in Kazakhstan, into the shallower Albian reservoir commenced in mid-March and completed on Wednesday, Volga Gas said.
* Akev N, Can A, Sutlupinar N, Candoken E, Ozsoy N, Yilmaz Ozden T, Yanardag R, Uzen
The reserves replacement ratio at Uzen
and Emba fields in 2010 was 73%, while in 2009 this figure was 25%.
UzenMunaiGaz: UMG and CNPC signed a deal in August 1997 giving the Chinese firm control in Uzen
field (see its profile above).
The refinery is near Kazakhstan's richest oilfields, including Tengiz, Zhanazol, Karachaganak, Uzen
, Martyshi and Zhetybay.
The 70-km rail line connecting the Iranian town of Gorgan with the Kazakh town of Uzen
via Turkmenistan is close to commissioning.
China's National Petroleum Company bought a 60 percent share in the Kazakh State Oil Company in Aktyubinsk and helped to develop the oil field at Uzen
And in December 2014, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran inaugurated a railway from Uzen
(Zhanaozen) to Gorgan and onward to Iran's Gulf ports.
The route, whose construction was agreed in 2007 and which reportedly had cost about two billion dollars, permits train service from Kazakhstan's city of Uzen
through Turkmenistan to Iran's Gorgan.
The North-South Corridor links Uzen
in Kazakhstan to Gyzylgaya-Bereket-Etrek in Turkmenistan and ends at Gorgan in the Iranian province of Golestan.