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KABUL - A tender for services of 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.

Information and the full tender documents are available without charge at the website of the Afghan Reconstruction and Development Agency and as follows:

Click here for the web site
(Reference : Works, MOM/1344)

There will be a pre-bidders meeting and site visit to clarify questions and to inspect the site. The meeting and site visit will be at the Afghan Geological Survey, Main Building, 5th Floor, Video Conference Room in Kabul, Afghanistan on the 7th of January 2013, from 10:00am until conclusion. An optional field trip to Sheberghan to visit the Bashikurd/Juma gas field is scheduled on the 8th of January 2013 and pre-registration is necessary. For pre-registration, contact Engineer Zamir, Head of Mineral Department of Ministry of Mines.

Phone: 0093 (0)77 530 11 11
Email: zamirattai.bhu@gmail.com
The bid submission deadline is no later than 2 February 2013.

The four wells program is the first phase of confirming gas reserves for a proposed gas processing plant and a 200MW power plant near Sheberghan City. The well drilling tender 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.