A tender for drilling, re-entry, logging, and testing of four gas wells in Jawjzan Province, has been announced by the Ministry of Mines

KABUL, December 12.  A tender for services for drilling, re-entry, logging, and testing of four gas wells in Jawjzan Province, northern Afghanistan has been announced by the Ministry of Mines of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  The tender solicits bids for a Turnkey project to re-enter, test and complete two gas wells in the adjoining Juma and Bashikurd Fields, drill, test and complete two new wells in these fields.  The fields were first discovered and drilled during the 1980s.

Additional information and the full tender documents are available without charge at the website of the Afghan Reconstruction and Development Agency:

http://www.ards.gov.af/login.php?accesscheck=%2FProjectSummary.php. (Reference : Works,  MOM/1344)

The four well program is the first phase of confirming gas reserves for a proposed 200MW power plant near Sheberghan City. The project is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development.

In announcing the tender, Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani stated, “The full development of the Juma and Bashikurd fields will mark significant progress toward Afghanistan’s energy security and reliance on our own resources to supply the energy needed for economic and social development.”

The tender announcement follows the Ministry’s December 1 announcement of the opening of final negotiations for an exploration and production sharing contracts for oil and gas blocks in the Afghan-Tajik Basin to a consortium consisting of Dragon Oil, Ghazanfar, Kuwait Energy, and TPAO.