LUKOIL Overseas and Uzbekneftegaz, the national holding company, have started the supply of gas from the Khauzak area (Bukhara Region of the Republic of Uzbekistan) within the framework of implementation of the PSA for the Kandym-Khauzak-Shady-Kungrad project. The President of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov and Uzbekneftegaz’s acting chairman of the board, Bahrom Ashrafhanov signed a memorandum of understanding to develop cooperation and share experience in the implementation of geological exploration in the Republic of Uzbekistan’s territory. The start of the gas supply is the most important stage of the implementation of the Khauzak gas field development project. As of today, five wells have been commissioned in the field, a gas treatment unit has been started, gas refining facilities at the Mubarek gas plant and the gas transportation via the Central Asia-Center Pipeline have been prepared.
Starting from the 8 November, continuous supply of feedstock from the wells to the Dengizkul-Mubarek pipeline is being ensured. All equipment that has passed the necessary inspection, start-up and commissioning and pilot operation is working in a normal mode. The field is fully staffed; the engineering and technical personnel underwent relevant training at the professional training centers of the gas industry of Uzbekistan and Russia. Marketing services started commercial operations for selling the marketable gas.
At the same time, further drilling and additional exploration of the area are carried out using three drilling rigs. All construction, assembly and commissioning operations are carried out at the highest technical, technological and organizational level with obligatory observance of the strictest environmental and industrial safety requirements.
The ceremony of starting up the Khauzak gas field will be held at the end of November this year.