Managing the life of an oil field to ensure maximum recovery is both an art and a science. As production methods shift beyond the primary stages into the more complex improved and enhanced production phases, creative solutions which match the geology and reservoir are needed. This is where finding the right balance of ingredients such as experience, innovation and meticulous attention to detail can make or break the latter stages of a field’s productive lifespan. Get it wrong and valuable resources are trapped beyond economically viable recovery. Get it right, and everyone wins.
Manufacturing operations are underway at Chevron’s new Atyrau Valve Plant (AVP), a $40 million facility that is unique in Kazakhstan and other CIS countries. The valve plant is part of Chevron’s efforts to support the diversification of Kazakhstan’s economy by introducing new technologies and business opportunities to Kazakhstan.
History and Ownership
Tengiz, the world’s deepest producing super giant oil field, was discovered in 1979. The Tengizchevroil (TCO) partnership was formed on April 6, 1993, between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Chevron. Current partners are Chevron, 50 percent; KazMunaiGas, 20 percent; ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Ventures Inc., 25 percent; LukArco B.V., 5 percent.
Rolls-Royce today announced a $175 million contract to supply Asia Gas Pipeline LLP (AGP) with equipment and related services to power the flow of natural gas through Kazakhstan’s Line C Gas Pipeline, part of the vast 1,833km long Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline network.
Today employee training is still an issue of high importance for the oil and gas sector. It is a subject of permanent discussions among experts, top-managers of companies and representatives of special education institutions. Despite the fact that within the last few years oil and gas science has been extensively developed and close collaborations built with business entities there is still a considerable lack of professional engineers after the HR crisis which took place in 1990-s.
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.
In 2011, the Republic of Kazakhstan is celebrating an important milestone, the 20th anniversary of its independence. Chevron, along with the people of Kazakhstan, is proud to have played a role in this significant event.
Chevron has been and continues to be the major investor in Kazakhstan.
Tengizchevroil develops Tengiz and Korolev giant oil fields which make the greatest geological discovery of the last 25 years. Operating on the basis of the world’s best safety standards we strive to evolve into the world’s safest, most efficient, and profitable upstream enterprise.
In 2011 year Kazakhstan celebrates 20 years of its independence. In principle, this is a small period, especially for a state. The nation has done much, but there is still much to be done. During the last twenty years we have lived in a united multinational country. The level of well-being is increasing year by year. If you want to study – the doors of every university are open for you. If you want to work – keep trying and you will find a job. All conditions are created for harmonious human development.
This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. In that time, Kazakhstan has become the unquestionable leader of Central Asia. One key reason for this success is the Republic’s policy of openness to international investment, expertise and skills. This has enabled Kazakhstan to unlock the potential of its great natural wealth, bringing stability, growth and prosperity to its people.