Cheleken

Cheleken

 

a city (since 1956) under oblast jurisdiction in Krasnovodsk Oblast, Turkmen SSR. Cheleken is located in the western part of the Cheleken Peninsula, on the Caspian Sea, 70 km south of Krasnovodsk. There are oil and gas fields in the area. Cheleken has a chemical plant that produces iodine, bromine, potassium iodide, and iodoform and a plant that manufactures carbon black. There is an evening division of the Krasnovodsk Chemical Engineering Technicum in Cheleken.


Cheleken

 

a peninsula on the eastern edge of the Caspian Sea, in the Turkmen SSR. In the 1930’s, Cheleken—which had been an island up to that time—was joined to the mainland as a peninsula as a result of the lowering of the level of the Caspian Sea. With an area of approximately 500 sq km, the peninsula is basically flat; elevations reach 100 m. It consists primarily of sands and solonchaks. Oil and ozokerite are extracted on Cheleken, and there is commercial fishing.

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Elliott believes that Dragon Oil benefits from the opportunity to grow oil production meaningfully in excess of management's guidance of 100,000 bopd over the near term as well as to monetize the Cheleken Contract Area's considerable gas reserves over the medium term.
The note would pay out if production from Turkmenistan's Cheleken contract area, Dragon Oil's only producing field, hits certain milestones, Baillie Gifford said.
Dragon Oil increased production from its flagship Cheleken fields in Turkmenistan in the first quarter, the oil exploration company said in a production update statement on April 16.
Dubai, UAE, Dragon Oil is a 100% operator of the Cheleken Contract Area,
Oil production mainly comes from the Cheleken Peninsula, in the oil-prone west of Turkmenistan just off the Caspian Sea.
5 TCF (100 BCM) of gas reserves in its Cheleken fields.
Dragon Oil has finished two offshore oil wells at the Cheleken contract area in Turkmenistan.
Similar equipment is being introduced at the Gogerendag, Gumdag, Cheleken fields.
Tunisian venture is in line with the company's development strategy that makes significant emphasis on the need to diversify Dragon's existing asset portfolio, given the company's successful monetization of the Cheleken contract area and an ample cash balance.
Production at Cheleken is expected to plateau at a rate of 100,000 barrels of oil per day for the next five years.
The Joint Venture owns and operates Block II which is located off the coast of the Cheleken Peninsula in the Caspian Sea and contains the LAM and Zhadanov oil and gas fields.
25p, are far short of what they could be if plans for the Cheleken field in the Caspian Sea succeed.