Berdimuhamedov visited oil and gas fields in the west of Turkmenistan

On January 13, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to the Balkan velayat, where he visited new oil fields and held a meeting on the development of the oil and gas industry, the state information agency TDH reports .

The head of state traveled by plane to the region, and from there by helicopter to the field located in the Esenguly etrap.

First of all, the president inspected the equipment used in drilling and servicing oil and gas fields, and then - projects with information about existing fields and the development of new ones located on the coast of the Caspian Sea. They were presented by the director of the Institute "Nebitgazylmytaslama" of the State Concern "Turkmenneft" D. Elyasov .

Then the chairman of the State Corporation "Turkmengeology" Merdan Roziev reported on the results of geophysical research in the Balkan velayat.

Chairman of Türkmennebit Guychgeldy Baygeldiyev reported on the ongoing work at the newly discovered oil fields at the Uzynada and Demirgazyk goturdepe sites, and Deputy Prime Minister Shahym Abdrakhmanov , who is in charge of the oil and gas industry, showed oil samples obtained there.

“The leader of the nation, having examined oil products , noted that the issues related to the industrial development of these deposits should be approached on the basis of the achievements of modern science,” TDH writes.

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Then the president held a working meeting, at which Elyasov said that the discovery of the Uzynada field confirmed the forecasts of scientists about the oil and gas deposits located here.

Baygeldiev said that work is underway to produce additional volumes of oil in the Balkan velayat in the coming years, and a list of upcoming events has been compiled , including overhaul and construction of new wells at the fields being developed.

Vice Prime Minister Abdrakhmanov reported that the volume of oil reserves at the Uzynada site is 5 million tons. In addition, a gas compressor station must be built at the Demirgazyk goturdepe field to ensure the uninterrupted operation of wells.

Hyakim of the Balkan velayat Tangryguly Atahallyyeva , who was also present at the meeting , reported that the sown areas for potatoes and vegetable and melon products will be expanded in the velayat.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov regularly expresses dissatisfaction with the work of the industry and gives responsible officials the same instructions. In March, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed to find new heads of state-owned enterprises who would solve the problems of oil and gas. In September - to increase oil production, ensure full capacity utilization of oil refineries and increase gas production.

At a Cabinet meeting on November 5, the President issued a severe reprimand to Prosecutor General Batyr Atdaev for weakening control over the work of oil and gas enterprises.

At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on December 24, the head of state noted "numerous opportunities that have not yet been realized in the oil and gas industry" and ordered "to fundamentally change the management system of the fuel and energy complex

The President began the New Year with trips to the regions to get acquainted with the development of the oil and gas sector on the ground. On January 3, the head of state visited the Mary velayat, where he got acquainted with the work at the Galkynys gas field, and on the 4th, he went to Lebap velayat, where he visited the Malaý gas field

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan