WESTERN TURKMENISTAN - 1 FUTURE OIL AND GAS POTENTIAL IN SOUTHERN CASPIAN BASIN
Robert B. O'Conner Jr., Richard A. Castle, David R. Nelson Wavetech Geophysical Inc. Denver Turkmenistan is the most southerly C.I.S. republic and ties on the southeastern border of the Caspian Sea (Fig. 1). Its population is small, about 3.5 million people, and except along its rivers most of its land area is extremely arid. Iran and Afghanistan form its southern border and Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan its northern border.