Chauk

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Chauk
ချောက်
Town
Chauk is located in Burma
Chauk
Chauk
Location in Burma
Coordinates: 20°53′N 94°49′E / 20.883°N 94.817°E / 20.883; 94.817Coordinates: 20°53′N 94°49′E / 20.883°N 94.817°E / 20.883; 94.817
Country  Burma
Region Magway Region
District Magway District
Township Chauk Township
Time zone MST (UTC+6.30)

Chauk (Burmese: ချောက်) is a town and river port in Magway Division, north-central Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy River. It is located across the river from Seikpyu and is connected by a bridge.[1][2] In 1902, the Chauk-Lonywa oil field was discovered near Chauk.

Economy[edit]

There is a refinery in Chauk for the Chauk-Lonywa oil field that also processes crude oil that comes down a pipeline from Yenangyaung.[3] The Chauk field was still producing natural gas as of 1995.[3]

On January 2, 2014, Singapore’s Interra Resources announced that its jointly controlled entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company Inc., has commenced drilling development well CHK 1177 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Google. Google Maps (Map).
  2. ^ Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. Bing Maps (Map).
  3. ^ a b Bečka, Jan (1995) "Chauk" Historical Dictionary of Myanmar Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, p. 58, ISBN 0-8108-2840-5
  4. ^ "Interra starts drilling in Myanmar’s Chauk field". Oil Patch Asia. Retrieved 2 January 2014.