Kazakhstan's North Buzachi field appraisal advances

Texaco Inc. completed phase two appraisal drilling at giant North Buzachi field in western Kazakhstan, is evaluating full-field development, and plans to boost production to 7,000 b/d by yearend from 4,000 b/d in early July.North Buzachi is in Mangistau Province in the North Ustyurt basin 100 miles southwest of supergiant Tengiz oil and gas field.Texaco completed phase two on schedule, said Mark L. Johnson, vice president of Texaco North Buzachi Inc."The main objective of phase two was appraisal drilling to confirm the amount of oil in place and the areal extent of the field."Literature indicates that fields in the area, probably including North Buzachi, contain heavy oil with 1-3% sulfur...

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