UZBEK LICENSING ROUND BRINGS GEOLOGY, POTENTIAL INTO FOCUS
Adrian P. Heafford Jebco Seismic Ltd. London Grant S. Lichtman Jebco Seismic Inc. Houston Uzbekistan is a Central Asian Republic that declared independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991 (Fig. 1). It covers 447,400 sq km, about the size of California. Uzbekistan produces about 18 million bbl/year of oil and 40 bcf/year of gas. It is the third largest gas producer in the Commonwealth of Independent States and imports oil.