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Ust Urt:

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, desert plateau, c.62,000 sq mi (160,600 sq km), Central Asia, between the Caspian and Aral seas. It rises to between c.490 and 980 ft (150–300 m). It occupies the southern part of Kazakhstan, the northern part of the Karakalpakstan Republic, and Turkmenistan.
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Ustyurt

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an arid plateau in central Asia, between the Caspian and Aral seas in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Area: about 238 000 sq. km (92 000 sq. miles)
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The average annual rainfall, both in the Ustyurt Plateau and the Betpak-Dala/Steppe of Hunger, is very low, at about 3 in (70 mm).
The country also has oilfields in the Ferghana valley in the north-east, the Ustyurt plateau, and the Aral Sea.
These deposits are concentrated on the Uzbek side of the Amu- Darya Basin in the south-east and in the Ustyurt plateau in the western part of the country.
The Ustyurt plateau and the Aral Sea, which are rich in natural gas, have been targeted for further exploration and development.
In the south-west corner of the Ustyurt plateau and near the Kazakh border lies the Shakhpakhty block, 5,000 sq km, which includes a producing gas field, where 14 wells have been drilled.
This as well as the Ustyurt plateau and the Aral Sea have been targeted for further exploration.
In the south-west corner of the Ustyurt plateau and near the border with Kazakhstan lies the Shakhpakhty block, which includes a producing gas field of the same name.
Asian companies such as Petronas are part of a consortium including LUKoil, Gazprom, UNG, CNPC, and South Korea's KNOC now exploring Uzbekistan's sector of the Aral Sea and central Ustyurt plateau.
After resolving a dispute, SoyuzNefteGaz of Russia in February 2007 signed a 36-year PSA with UNG and planned to invest $462m for development of gas fields in the Ustyurt plateau and the South-West Gissar blocks.
Asian companies such as Petronas of Malaysia are part of a consortium including LUKoil, state-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), and South Korea's KNOC exploring Uzbekistan's sector of the Aral Sea and the central Ustyurt plateau.
In the south-west corner of the Ustyurt plateau and near the border with Kazakhstan lies the Shakhpakhty block, 5,000 sq km, which includes a producing gas field in the same name.
5 bn PSA signed recently, Gazprom and UNG will explore for and extract gas and liquids from the Urga, Kuanysh and Achalakskie fields on the 200,000 sq km Ustyurt plateau (between the Aral and Caspian Seas).