Since the beginning of the year, 110.2 million cubic metres of natural gas have been extracted at the Shakhpakhty field in north-west Uzbekistan, 8.7 million more than were forecast.
In the course of 2014, Gazprom International specialists implementing the project to reconstruct and redevelop the field intend to extract over 300 million cubic metres of gas, which will then be transported. Also this year, in accordance with their geological and technical plan, the company will carry out repair and restoration work at five wells, four of which are to be recalled from idle stock.
Since the beginning of the year, two wells have been commissioned and repairs on a third are nearing completion. As at 1 May, the field's operational stock amounted to 21 wells with an average daily yield of 902,000 cubic metres.
Since 2004, the total volume of gas extracted at the field has reached over 2.6 billion cubic metres.
The reconstruction and redevelopment of the Shakhpakhty field is Gazprom International's pilot project in the Republic of Uzbekistan, implemented under a 15-year Production Sharing Agreement signed in 2004.
Since 2004, under a licence to develop four productive strata in the field, work has been underway to overhaul the wells and extract the raw product.
The gas extracted at Shakhpakhty is delivered to the Karakalpak compressor station and then, via the Central Asia–Centre pipeline, to the consumer.
Shakhpakhty is a gas condensate field in Uzbekistan located in the south-eastern part of the Ustyurt Plateau in the Republic of Karakalpakstan's Kungrad District. The field was discovered in 1962. In total, until it was mothballed in 2003, the subsoil yielded 36.5 billion cubic metres of gas, and 39.1 billion cubic metres of gas over the field's entire period of operation, 84.1% of all originally confirmed reserves. Currently, Shakhpakhty's recoverable reserves are estimated at 7.4 billion cubic metres.