PETRONAS – gold sponsor of the 26th International Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan»

PETRONAS – gold sponsor of the 26th International Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan»

We are proud to announce that PETRONAS Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd (PC(T)SB), an Upstream unit of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is the gold sponsor of the 26th International Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan» (OGT 2021), which will be held in Ashgabat on October 27-28 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Independence of Turkmenistan.

PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions company, ranked amongst the largest corporations on Fortune Global 500®. Wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia, the Company is vested with ownership of country’s oil and gas resources and is entrusted with the responsibility of developing and adding value to these resources.


The company seeks opportunities in energy investments both in hydrocarbon and renewables across the globe and maximize value through its integrated business model. Sustainability is at the core of everything that it does, as the Company believes in harnessing the good in energy to add quality to everyday lives. As a progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future, PETRONAS’ stronger commitment towards a lower carbon future is an essential part of its sustainability agenda to deliver long-term positive impact wherever it operates.

PC(T)SB began its operations in the hydrocarbon sector more than two decades ago upon signing of the Production Sharing Contract for the Block 1 Contract Area. With the start of commercial crude oil production in 2009 from Diyarbekir field and natural gas production in 2011 from Magtymguly field, PC(T)SB has established itself as one of the largest oil and gas producer and supplier of natural gas in Turkmenistan.


In line with PETRONAS’ commitment to contribute to the communities where it operates, PC(T)SB places great importance on education, talent development and capability building. Through the PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme, the company has sponsored considerable number of students from Turkmenistan. Local staff at PC(T)SB are sent to Malaysia to undergo intensive technical and practical training to upgrade their management and technical skills under a long-term manpower development plan to equip them as future leaders and technical professionals.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in 2013 between Turkmenistan’s International Oil and Gas University and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), a leading private university in Malaysia and wholly-owned by PETRONAS. The document is aimed to establish an exchange of experience in educational and research activities in the oil and gas sector.

In April, 2021 PETRONAS Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn Bhd launched the GDDP-A (Garagol Deniz Drilling Platform) oil drilling platform in the Caspian Sea – the fourth drilling platform fabricated at PETRONAS Fabrication Yard in Kiyanly on the Caspian coast north of Turkmenbashi. 1st oil from Garagol Deniz Field was achieved on 5th August 2021.

Work on GDDP-A began in 2013, the design and construction of the platform lasted almost 8 years.

In 2021 PETRONAS Carigali (TURKMENISTAN) celebrates its 25th Anniversary of successful partnership with Turkmenistan.