CNPC in Uzbekistan

CNPC has been involving in oil and gas operations in Uzbekistan since 2006. At present, we have assets in the Silk Road project and the Mingbulak Oilfield project. We also provide geophysical prospecting, well drilling, logging and other services in Uzbekistan.

CNPC carries out oil and gas business in Uzbekistan adhering to the philosophy of “mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation for common development”. We strictly abide by local laws and regulations as well as the business code of conduct in production and operation, actively fulfill our corporate social responsibilities, participate in local economic and social development, and carry out various social welfare activities to share our achievements with local enterprises and the local people.

Oil and Gas Operations

Silk Road Project

In September 2013, CNPC and Uzbekneftegaz established a joint venture – New Silk Road Oil & Gas Company, to jointly develop three natural gas fields (Dengizkul, Khojadavlat and Sharky Alat) in the Karakul block. In May 2017, ground work commenced at the gas fields, and in August 2018, all three gas fields became operational.

Mingbulak Oilfield

Mingbulak Oilfield is situated on the northern edge of the Fergana Basin in Uzbekistan. Discovered in 1992, the oilfield contains 9.81 million tons of geological reserves buried at a depth of more than 5,000 meters. In April 2007, CNPC and Uzbekneftegaz signed a cooperation agreement on exploration and development, and established a joint venture in January 2009 to develop the oilfield.

Uzbekistan-China Gas Pipeline

The Uzbekistan-China Gas Pipeline, as the Uzbek section of the Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline (Line A, Line B and Line C in parallel), spans from the Turkmen-Uzbek border in the west to the Kazakh-Uzbek border in the east. It is jointly constructed and operated by CNPC and Uzbekneftegaz.

The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline (Line A, Line B and Line C in parallel) starts at the Turkmen-Uzbek border and runs through central Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan before reaching Horgos in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region. Line A, Line B and Line C became operational in 2009, 2010, and 2014 respectively.