Gross oil production dari lahan wilayah Cheleken di offshore Turkmenistan mencapai 43,787 b/d di quarter pertama tahun ini, menurut operator Dragon Oil. Perwakilan ini meningkat 19% dari corresponding period pada tahun 2008.

Penulis : Offshore staff

Two rigs are currently completing two more development wells – Dzeheitune (Lam) 13/33A and 28/134. Both should come onstream next month, and the company hopes to complete a total of eight wells this year.

Recently, Dragon extended the contract of one of the rigs, the jackup Iran Khazar, and it expects to award a contract for another platform-based rig shortly. Later this year it may contract another jackup on a part-time basis.

In March the company resumed sales of crude oil via Baku after agreeing a new crude oil marketing contract. It is assessing further routes to market, including Makhachkala in Russia and the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline.