The Aral Sea Operating Co has started exploratory drilling in the Aral Sea

Aral Sea Operating Comp (Aral Sea), that holds geological explorations at the Uzbek sector of the Aral Sea, has started exploratory drilling in the eastern part of the license site.

Aral Sea will start the drilling of the exploratory well at the Meros structure.

It was discovered on the results of 3D seismic exploration.

XIBU Drilling Engineering Company holds drilling works.

The project depth of the well is 3,280 m.

In 2016 it is planned to drill another 2 appraisal wells at the Meros structure.

In August 2006 Uzbekistan and consortium of Uzbekneftegas, Lukoil Overseas, Petronas, KNOC and CNPC signed a PSA by the Aral project for 40 years.

The PSA came into force in Jan 2007.

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