Jafarli is the smallest of Zenith’s three fields and is located 7 kilometers south-east of the town of Zardab.
Gravimetric and seismic exploration surveys began as early as 1949 with deep exploration drilling taking place in 1982.
Like the Muradkhanli field, the Eocene sediments, as well as the carbonate and effusive formations found in the Jafarli field present considerable potential for oil reserves.
Similarly, the lithology of the Upper Cretaceous sediment in the Jafali field is similar to that found in the Muradkhanli field. The Eocene sediments, as well as the carbonate and effusive formations found in the Jafarli field, hold prospects for significant quantities of recoverable oil.