Dragon Oil opens largest regional office in Turkmenistan

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dragon Oil Company, the wholly owned by the Dubai Government, has opened its largest regional office outside the country in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan.

The opening ceremony was held in the presence of a high official delegation from the Turkmenistan Government, led by Mr. Guvanch Agajanov, Chairman of the SC Turkmennebit.

Other attendees were H.E. Mr. Rashid Al Jarwan, CEO of Dragon Oil, Mr. Maksat Pirliyev, General Director of NAPECO, Deputy Ambassador of UAE to Turkmenistan, H.E. Mr. Sulaiman Al Zahmi, high officials representing Petronas Turkmenistan, Mitro International and other companies.

The new regional office represents an important step for the Company to achieve the established strategic goals, such as entering the blue hydrogen industry by 2029 and increasing its investments by increasing the oil production capacity in the Turkmen market, which currently amounts to about 60 thousand barrels per day, or through projects related to renewable energies.

Dragon Oil aims to raise its production, which currently stands at 180,000 barrels to 250,000 barrels per day with the natural growth of site production at the end of 2025, with Turkmenistan paying great attention to this expected increase.

Ali Rashid Al Jarwan-Dragon Oil largest office in Turkmenistan
Ali Rashid Al Jarwan
CEO – Dragon Oil

“The opening of the company’s regional office in Turkmenistan is the result of more than 20 years of presence here. Today we are launching a new chapter of serious and fruitful cooperation between our two countries, and it is also an affirmation of the strategic partnership that brings us together.”

Mr. Al Jarwan added that “Turkmenistan is one of the oldest countries in which oil was discovered. It is a rich country that possesses huge reserves of oil and gas. It is an important destination in the oil sector. Through the new office, we aim to enhance cooperation. Moreover, it is a true example of the strong friendship that brings together the UAE and Turkmenistan, which is moving at a rapid pace.”

The new office is accommodated with all the necessary facilities for work and has integrated management from all the company’s departments to ensure smooth work, pointing out that the number of the company’s employees in Turkmenistan reaches 2,000 employees, and the new office will ensure their service and meet their requirements.

Mr. Al Jarwan pointed out that Dragon Oil’s work in Turkmenistan will focus on enhancing oil production and stopping gas burning by 2027 completely, which will contribute to enhancing sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, in addition to other work related to protecting the marine environment.

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