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#6 (102), December 2016

Independence Anniversary

Independence Anniversary

Commercial production begins at Kashagan field

Commercial production begins at Kashagan field

On December 7, in Atyrau with the participation of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev the official launch of Kashagan was carried out, one of the largest oil fields in the world and the first offshore field in Kazakhstan.

Kashagan and the Tulips for the People of Kazakhstan

Kashagan and the Tulips for the People of Kazakhstan

 On 7 December 2016, Mr Ben van Beurden, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc and other seniors of the North Caspian Sea PSA Partners attended the official ceremony in Atyrau dedicated to the start of Commercial Production at the Kashagan Field.  Mr van Beurden presented a unique gift to the RoK President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the occasion of the 25th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan: a certificate for 25.000 tulip bulbs of the “President Nazarbayev” variety specifically bred by Dutch florists.

Total in Kazakhstan: Responding to Energy Challenges

Total in Kazakhstan: Responding to Energy Challenges

Total, the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company and top ranking French company has been present in Kazakhstan since 1993. This long-term and strategic partnership has been established in the context of the growth strategy of the Total group and economic reforms of the Government and the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev. This year, Kazakhstan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Independence and diplomatic relationships between Kazakhstan and France, and Total Group, as one of the important investors in Kazakhstan, is proud for having contributed to a fruitful partnership.

25 Years – Period of Reforms and Achievements

25 Years – Period of Reforms and Achievements

 For more than 25 years of independence, Kazakhstan made a solid foundation to create the state of social welfare. Kazakhstan achievements in all those years were made possible by virtue of correct and deeply supported constitutional policy pursued from the very first days of independence by N.A.Nazarbayev - the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Exclusive

Black Gold of Independence

Black Gold of Independence

Petroleum Magazine and Ratel analytical internet website on the eve of the 25 anniversary of Independence produced a special series of publications under the general heading Black Gold of Independence. We offer our readers remember how and in what circumstances arose and found feet of the oil and gas industry of independent Kazakhstan. Full cycle can be read on the website www.ratel.kz

Technology

Advanced Analytical Capabilities

Advanced Analytical Capabilities

Extensive in-house, high-end laboratories provide unique insight.
Experienced to deliver quality data for critical business decisions.
Reservoir-condition measurements for reliable input to simulations.

Small-Scale Refineries: Could They Resolve Gasoline Shortages In Kazakhstan?

Small-Scale Refineries: Could They Resolve Gasoline Shortages In Kazakhstan?

History of rapid development of the small-scale oil refining in the CIS falls in the middle of 90-s of the last century and the beginning of 2000’s. At the same time, in the mid 90-s mini-refineries started closing in Europe, though earlier the small refineries existed in Germany, Austria, Poland and other countries.

Oilfield Chemistry of Zirax Company for Enhancement of the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Wells Operation

Oilfield Chemistry of Zirax Company for Enhancement of the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Wells Operation

 Reduced production rates of wells due to the deterioration of reservoir properties is one of the concerning issues in oil and gas field operation. Reduction in porosity and permeability of reservoir and especially its bottom-hole zone (BHZ) can occur during drilling, low-quality development and well killing, as well as during their progressive watering out. The use of high quality oilfield chemistry and advanced technologies enables minimization of the negative impact of the above factors and facilitates the operation of wells, increases their production rates and extends their field life.

Charity

“Altyn Zhurek“ Met in Almaty

“Altyn Zhurek“ Met in Almaty

Some wish so that all children were happy and grow up in happy families. Others so there is no one abandoned and lonely. And still others want to change the world. But there is one day a year when all golden hearts of Kazakhstan are gathered in one place. On October 27 in Almaty, 10th anniversary ceremony of national Altyn Zhurek Award took place at the Kazakh State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Abay.

Presentation

SPE CTCE: Challenges and Changes - but also Opportunities

SPE CTCE: Challenges and Changes - but also Opportunities

SPE's third Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition (CTCE), has come to a close after three packed days, having seen over 400 oil and gas professionals from IOCs and NOCs, as well as government representatives, service companies, scientists and students pass through the doors of the Palace of Independence in Astana.

Innovations in Malopolska Region, Poland

Innovations in Malopolska Region, Poland

Companies that who go in for innovative technologies win the market competition. Countries that go for in innovations are the leaders of economic growth, in addition to improving the living conditions of citizens. That is why innovation is the cornerstone of economic development in the EU countries, including Poland.

Germany-made Ball Valves for Kazakhstan’s Oil Industry

Germany-made Ball Valves for Kazakhstan’s Oil Industry

Kazakh-German company Böhmer Armatura LLP launched its production on July 2, 2014, during the teleconference with the participation of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev. On August 30 of the same year, the President personally visited the enterprise and he highly appreciated the launch of the new facility. Since then, the Company has been developing dynamically, and over the past two years, it has reached the planned objectives.

Legislation

To Work in Kazakhstan. Legal Aspects of Receiving Invitation for Foreign Workers and Their Families in the Republic of Kazakhstan

To Work in Kazakhstan. Legal Aspects of Receiving Invitation for Foreign Workers and Their Families in the Republic of Kazakhstan

 Entering the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan requires foreign citizens to hold a valid visa for the time of entry, and to acquire visa foreign citizen should hold an invitation from the citizen or the legal entity of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The procedure of issuing visa is governed by the “Rules on issuing visas in Republic of Kazakhstan, including extension and reduction of its terms” enforced by Joint order of Minister of Internal affairs No. 175 on March 07, 2013 and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs No. 08-1-1-1/1 on March 05, 2013 (hereinafter – Rules on issuing visas).

 

Geology

Increased oil recovery ratio of viscous crude oils

Increased oil recovery ratio of viscous crude oils

The article presents rationale of the possibility to increase the basic parameter of parameter field development – the factor of oil recovery from reservoirs designed and exhausted (suspended) deposits with use of new developments and advances in technology.
It is appropriate in this period, as the developed fields run out of normal "light" crude oil at the backdrop of declining reserves replacement level due to new discoveries of medium and light crude oils.