Development of Kazakh oil field could cause earthquake

Dec 05, 2002 01:00 AM

Development of the largest Kazakh oil field, Kashagan, can result in an earthquake. Such information was received by the International consortium Adzhip KKO conducting investigation of a deposit.
Kashagan petroleum is under very high pressure -- about thousand atmospheres. The temperature of petroleum is 120 degrees Celsius. Release of the hydrocarbons in such conditions, inevitably will result in fluctuations of the earth's crust.

A similar incident already was fixed in a petroleum development area close to Aktau two years ago. Now experts of petroleum companies develop an alternative way of oil recovery in Kashagan, which would allow avoiding catastrophic consequences.

Source: Neftegaz.RU
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