The construction of complex wells in Galkynysh field, the world's second-largest gas field located in Turkmenistan’s Mary province, will finish in the very near future.
During a Cabinet of Ministers meeting held online on Friday, the Vice-Premier Shahym Abdrahmanov, overseeing the fuel and energy complex of Turkmenistan, briefed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov on the measures taken to complete the construction of the wells and to produce additional amounts of natural gas, the country’s official media reports.
Currently, the necessary measures are being taken to complete the planned works ahead of schedule and put the wells into operation.
The commissioning of these gas wells in the very near future will allow increasing the annual natural gas production and bringing the new development facilities of the Galkynysh gas field to their design capacity, according to the Vice-Premier’s report.
The construction of new wells at the Galkynyş field, which differs from traditional gas wells by its special complexity, was launched last August.
Following the report, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized the important role of the fuel-energy complex in the economy of Turkmenistan. In this regard, the Head of State stressed the importance of gradual increase in natural gas production and addressed a number of specific instructions to the Vice-Premier.
Galkynysh field is one of the raw material sources of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline, which was commissioned in December 2009. At the moment, there are 45 wells in the operating fund of the field, whose area is more than 4 thousand square kilometers and the flow rate of each of them, on average, is equal to two million cubic meters of gas per day.