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#4 (76), September 2012A special issue devoted to KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum Astana
Ten years ago, the national oil and gas company, which has received the name of KazMunayGas, was established in Kazakhstan. It has united all large state assets in the sphere of exploration, production, processing and transportation of hydrocarbon raw materials.
The European Union highly values its dynamically developing partnership with Kazakhstan, which is a strategic EU energy partner in the region. Over the years wehave made solid progress, mutually benefiting from the EU-Kazakhstan Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation in the field of Energy, discussions on energy in the part-nership and co-operation framework, a series of EU-Kazakhstan nuclear co-operation agreements, energy assistance projects, including the INOGATE programme, as well as co-operation in the areas of clean coal, energy efficiency, and renewables.
Kazakhstan, which claims most of the Caspian shelf’s proven and estimated resources, is revising plans for its development. It has been two years since President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree abolishing the failed 12-year state program to develop the Kazakhstan Sector of the Caspian Sea (KSCS), which began in 2003 (see “Missed Possibilities”, Petroleum, No. 2, April, 2011).
Sholpan Khaidargaliyeva, director of petrochemistry and technical regulation department of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RК, in an interview to Petroleum tells about the project for the construction of the integrated gas chemical complex in the Atyrau region
Why China? Companies from the Celestial Empire continue to press competitors on the market of equipment and service
The wind blowing through the mountain pipe of the Dzungarian Gates during the winter overthrows railway rolling stocks. The snow covers customs facilities up to the roofs. Beyond the range of the Tien Shan Mountains lies a vast country China. A tenuous thread – the Silk Road – hasn’t been torn in two thousand years.
Engineering strategies to archive long-term well perfomance goals.
ExxonMobil is an industry leader in well completions - the process of making a well ready production
The most important novels per- taining to the Kazakhstan hydro- carbons legal regime encompass the following blocks of legislation:
- on subsoil (including the Sub- soil Law1 );
- on oil and oil products turnover (including the Oil Products Turn- over Law2 ).
- on gas and gas supply (includ- ing the Gas Law3 );
- on trunk pipelines (including the Trunk Pipeline Law4 ).
Lately, amendments to legislation have been occurring often, some- times in a dash. For example, the Subsoil Law was adopted a little more than two years ago and it has already been changed nine times since then, of which seven times in 2012.
Since establishment of JSC KazTransOil by Decree of the Gov- ernment of the RK # 462 of April 2, 1997 (firstly, in the form of a closed joint-stock company and then, a joint-stock company), the company was and continues to be a key participant in the energy mar- ket. Alongside with the large oil extractive companies, it success- fully provides competitiveness of the Kazakhstan’s economy.
In April 2003, Chevron Corpora- tion launched the Atyrau Poly- ethylene Pipe Plant (APPP) with a total investment of US $24 million. Today, the high tech manufactur- ing facilities of APPP are unique not only in Kazakhstan but also the CIS.
Petroleum interviews NCOC'S External Relations Director Pierre Delpont
Mr.Delpont, I understand tha the Kashagan oilfield is one of th largest and most complex industria projects being undertaken anywher in the world and, as such, require new and innovative approaches and technologies. What innovative ap proaches are you adopting to adap to the environment and the climate o North Caspian?
Being guided by a Final Production Sharing Agreement and a feeling of social responsibility before the region in which the company operates, the partners in the international consortium Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) make large-scale investments into social infrastructure of the Kazakhstan’s Aral region.
At a beautiful setting of Zeren Lake people look for something with a compass and GPS, build complex structures on the water and pump “oil” using locally available resource materials; others disguised as fruits and vegetables run somewhere and later on all line up for a flashmob to perform a ritual dance in the best comedy traditions; carefully but steadily they cross over rope bridg- es, do Sudoku, solve Pentago or ride bicycles for all they are worth.
At one of the largest and oldest enterprises in Kazakhstan, the Atyrau Oil Refinery (ANPZ), recon- struction is being conducted in three stages. The first stage was successfully completed in 2006.
REDUCING FRICTION to speed up the flow of natural gas is an important aspect of modern pipeline systems, and HEMPEL’S HS GAS PIPE COATING 87831 was designed to meet just that need. This so-called “flow coat” is a rising star in Hem- pel’s range of pipeline coatings. It is a modified version of its very success- ful predecessor, HEMPEL’S HS GAS PIPE COATING 87830.