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Politics

The Successor. Kazakhstan Has a Second Presiden

The Successor. Kazakhstan Has a Second Presiden

The second President in the history of independent Kazakhstan was elected. On June 10, the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan announced the results of the early
presidential elections held the day before. As expected, with a vast majority of votes, the candidate from the Nur-Otan party, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, was elected President, scoring 70.96% of the votes. The result of Amirzhan Kosanov is 16.23%, and the first female candidate in history, Daniya Espayeva, closed the top three with an indicator of 5.05%. Thus, the completion of the first stage of the transit of the supreme power in the country is official.

Markets

JSC NC KazMunayGas Operating and Financial Results for 2018

JSC NC KazMunayGas Operating and Financial Results for 2018

JSC National Company KazMunayGas (KMG), Kazakhstan's vertically integrated oil and gas company, announces its IFRS financial and operating results for 2018.

Reserves, Production, Export, Key Players. How Kazakhstan feels on the world gas market.

Reserves, Production, Export, Key Players. How Kazakhstan feels on the world gas market.

Natural gas production in Kazakhstan in the first quarter of 2019 reached 14.6 bln cubic meters (+3.6% compared to the same period last year), of which natural gas in the gaseous state amounted to 5.9 bln cubic meters.

Oilfield Services Market: Numbers and Players

Oilfield Services Market: Numbers and Players

The recovery of world oil prices has revived the oilfield services market in Kazakhstan. Subsoil users increased capital expenditures and have begun to implement major investment projects. Accordingly, the number of orders from domestic service providers has increased.

Disproportions of the Labor Market of Kazakhstan

In 2018, Kazakhstan allocated 41 thousand quotas for attracting foreign workers. Most of them are in the top management of companies. This was reported by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.

Presentation

Closer to the Customer: BVT Held a Technology Conference in Kazakhstan

Closer to the Customer: BVT Held a Technology Conference in Kazakhstan

On April 4, 2019, on the eve of the Day of the Geologist, in the oil capital of Kazakhstan, Aktau, the Russian production company BVT JSC held an off-site technological conference «Advanced technologies and equipment for completion of productive layers».

Technology

Delivering the Future of Energy in Clinton

Delivering the Future of Energy in Clinton

At ExxonMobil’s research facility in Clinton, New Jersey, scientists and engineers develop breakthrough technologies, collaborating with universities, national labs and companies acroos the globe to solve the dual energy challenge – to provide energy to a growing global population while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Appointments

ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc. Announces New Managing Director

ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc. Announces New Managing Director

Effective April 1, 2019, Exxon Mobil Corporation, a leading international oil and gas major, announced the appointment of Mr. Dinesh Sivasamboo as Managing Director of its Kazakhstan affiliate, ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc., succeeding Cheryl Gomez-Smith.

Projects

BP Returns.

BP Returns.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on May 17 between the national company KazMunayGas and British Petroleum (BP) demonstrates not only the interest of one of the leaders of the world oil production in cooperation with KMG in the field of exploration, development, and production but also marks a new stage in the development of the oil and gas industry of the country and its national company.

Legislation

Changes in Taxation of Non-residents

Changes in Taxation of Non-residents

Kazakhstan legislation is fairly advanced and recent taxation initiatives for both corporate income and personal income demonstrate that Kazakhstan is in many ways ahead of other post-Soviet countries. For instance, the concept of taxation of income of foreigners at the level of the host local company acting as a tax agent in relation to income tax even for income paid outside Kazakhstan is widely developed in Kazakhstan.

Forums

Outcomes of Atyrau Oil&Gas 2019 and Atyraubuild 2019: Business Platform for Development of Consolidated Position in Industries

Outcomes of Atyrau Oil&Gas 2019 and Atyraubuild 2019: Business Platform for Development of Consolidated Position in Industries

On April 9-11, 2019, Atyrau held two North-Caspian Regional Exhibitions - Atyrau Oil&Gas, and AtyrauBuild 2019, with the participation of 98 companies from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Malaysia, Russia, and Turkey.

 

Social Responsibility

Tailed Heaven: the Territory of Care and Warmth

Tailed Heaven: the Territory of Care and Warmth

The "Tailed Heaven" Public Fund is a non-profit organization, which brings together people who care for animals and work to improve their lives. It is a growing platform to bring systemic assistance to homeless dogs in need of it, where the place of each recovered pet that has found home is overtaken by a new one, followed by another.