Ust Urt

(redirected from Ustyurt Plateau)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Ust Urt:

see UstyurtUstyurt
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, Russia.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

Ustyurt

, Ust Urt
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)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The largest are in the great Ustyurt Plateau and the broad plain of Kazakhstan, the Betpak-Dala.
In the south-western 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.
Petronas was part of a consortium of UNG, LUKoil, CNPC, and South Korea's KNOC exploring the Uzbek sector of the Aral Sea and central Ustyurt plateau, under a 35-year EPSA signed in late 2006, with reserves put at 14 TCF; and each of these held 20%.
This, as well as the Ustyurt plateau and the Aral Sea, have been targeted for further exploration.
Petronas is part of a consortium of UNG, LUKoil, CNPC, and South Korea's KNOC exploring the Uzbek sector of the Aral Sea and central Ustyurt plateau, under a 35-year EPSA signed in late 2006, with reserves put at 14 TCF; and each of these holds 20% in the JV.
Under a 35-year EPSA signed in late 2006, UNG, CNPC, LUKoil, KNOC and Petronas hold 20% each in exploring and developing gas fields in the Uzbek sector of the Aral Sea and the central Ustyurt plateau, where the reserves were then put at 14 TCF.
The country also has oilfields in the Ferghana valley in the north-east, the Ustyurt plateau, and the Aral Sea.
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.