Water depth within its area ranges from 150 to 500 m
The nearest port, Aktau, is 130 km from the block.
The area of the block exceeds 6000 km².
The sea in the area is ice-free all year round.
A number of 2D seismic surveys covering the block area were acquired in previous years.
In June 2021, Lukoil signed an agreement with KazMunayGas to acquire a 49.99% stake Al-Farabi offshore project.
According to Lukoil’s data, recoverable resources at the Al-Farabi block are estimated at 15.1 million tons.