2010-05-31

Tethys gets to work in Tajikistan

Aleya Begum , Aleya Begum

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Canadian explorer Tethys Petroleum said today it had started drilling of the East Komsomolsk KOM20l well in Tajikistan.

The well is planned to appraise the eastern portion of the Komsomolsk gas field, which lies beneath the northern part of the capital Dushanbe.

It is being drilled by Tethys' ZJ30 rig, Tykhe.

Total planned depth of the well is 2480 metres with drilling expected to take around 60 days.

This well is being drilled to the north east of the KOM200 which achieved stable gas flows but needs further testing, said Tethys in a statement.

Tethys plans to recommence work on KOM200 after the completion of KOM201.