The company Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz (Gazprom's project operator for hydrocarbon exploration and prospecting in the Republic of Tajikistan) has completed aeral (3D) seismic survey work in the Sargazon section of the Dangarinsky district of the Khatlonsky region (70 km south-east of Dushanbe). The total area of geological exploration amounts to 214.44 square kilometres.
The seismic party began processing the data profile (2D seismic survey) at a distance of 60 km from the areal work area in the Vakhsky valley.
According to Igor Shatalov, deputy director of production at Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz's representative office in the Republic of Tajikistan, the data profile allows the data obtained in the little-studied area of Sargazon to be compared with the structure of the Vakhshy Valley which has already been explored.
The seismic survey work in the Sargazon area will be completed in full by the end of September this year.
Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz, at Gazprom's request, is undertaking the hydrocarbon exploration and prospecting project in Tajikistan.
The company is currently carrying out geological exploration work in 4 areas licensed by Gazprom: the Sarikamysh field (Shakhrinavsky district), the Sargazon field (Dangarinsky district) the Rengan field (Rudaki district), and the West Shokhambari field (Gissarsky district).
The Common Mid-Point (CMP) 3D seisimic survey aereal method is being used for the first time in Tajikistan.
Gazprom zarubezhneftegaz is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company is Gazprom's foreign investment projects operator in Middle and Near Eastern countries, Latin America, South-east Asia and Africa, and also in near-abroad countries.