Within the scope of its exploration activities, RWE Dea is set to begin its seismic acquisition program off the Turkmenian coast in the Caspian Sea. A subsequent exploration well is scheduled to be drilled in 2013.
To obtain detailed information on hydrocarbon reservoirs in license Block 23 off the coast of Turkmenistan, RWE Dea has begun carrying out a seismic survey. In the process, a 3D transition zone seismic survey will be carried out for the first time on the coast of Turkmenistan reaching from onshore to the shallow water region.
This will enable RWE Dea to explore geological structures in the Miocene and Pliocene at depths from 9,843 to 21,325 feet (3,000 to 6,500 meters). The seismic survey comprises the acquisition of 3D data in an area of 154 square miles (400 square kilometers) and a 2D program to assess the further exploration potential of Block 23.