The Turkmenistan Civic Solidarity Group has begun the campaign, Prove They Are Alive, to hold the Turkmenistan government accountable for the fates of those prisoners who have been incarcerated since the early 2000s
Established in Turkey in 1998, Calik Enerji is focused on oil and gas, power systems and telecommunications.[i]
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History in Turkmenistan
The Calik Enerji Oil and Gas Group formed in 2001 to cover operations in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.[ii] Turkmenistan features prominently in its portfolio.
Since 2002, Calik Enerji has constructed the majority of the power plants in Turkmenistan, including the Turkmenbashi Refinery Power Plant.[iii] In July 2008, Calik Enerji was awarded a contract to build a 254-megawatt capacity natural gas turbine power plant in Turkmenistan’s western province of Balkanabat, which was scheduled for completion in March 2010.[iv]
In 2003, Calik Enerji and Houston-based Parker Drilling were awarded a three-year contract by State Concern Turkmenneft for two land rigs.[v] In June 2006, Calik Enerji completed a three-year drilling project in three of Turkmenistan’s onshore fields.[vi] During the period 2003-2009, Calik Enerji drilled twenty-six oil and gas wells at the Korpeje, Akpatlavuk, South Yolotan and South Gamishlija fields.[vii]
Current Scope of Operations
As of January 2011, Calik Enerji’s website reports that “upon the request of the State Petroleum Company of Turkmenistan, planning and project preparation activities related to the drilling of deep wells in the high-pressure oil and gas fields in Western Turkmenistan are being performed.”[viii]
[ii] http://www.calikenerji.com/about_us.php. Accessed December 2, 2008.
[iii] Calik Enerji, Energy, http://www.calikgayrimenkul.com/34_EN_Sectors-Energy.aspx. Accessed January 14, 2011.
[iv]Turkishpress.com, “Turkey’s Calik to Build Power Plant in Turkmenistan,” 22 Jul. 2008,http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=242896&s=b&i=&t=Turkey. Accessed December 3, 2008.
[v] Rigzone, “Parker Drilling Wins Contract in Turkmenistan,” 4 Aug. 2003,http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=7765. Accessed December 3, 2008.
[vi] Rigzone (4 Aug. 2003).
[vii][vii] Calik Enerji, Completed Projects, http://www.calikenerji.com/eng/saha_servisleri_tamamlanan.php?sf=saha&k=288&u=455. Accessed January 14, 2011.
[viii] Calik Enerji, Ongoing and Planned Projects, http://www.calikenerji.com/eng/saha_servisleri_devam.php?sf=saha&k=289&u=456. Accessed January 14, 2011.