Schlumberger Opens Integrated Operations Facility in Aktau, Mangystau
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New facility to services well construction and evaluation projects across Kazakhstan and the Caspian region
AKTAU, KAZAKHSTAN, October 11, 2012 — Schlumberger officially opened its new Integrated Operations Facility in Aktau, Mangystau. Dignitaries participating in the opening included representatives from Regional Akimat of Mangystau Oblast, esteemed guests from the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministries and senior managers from the Oil & Gas companies operating in Kazakhstan.
The Aktau Integrated Operations Facility is a major infrastructure project for Schlumberger in the Caspian region, and the third biggest Schlumberger facility in the world. This facility located just outside Aktau City will service operations both onshore and offshore in western Kazakhstan and be a major support hub for the entire Caspian region.
The new facility will integrate services across multiple service lines; these include Drilling & Measurements, Cementing, Fracturing, Wireline and Testing Services. It will also support Artificial Lift, Completion Services and Mud Logging services. The facility will feature key operational support functions such as dedicated equipment maintenance for tools, equipment and vehicles, fully fitted pressure testing bays and support for real-time monitoring operations.
The Aktau Integrated Operations Facility employs close to 400 people of which most come from Aktau and the surrounding area. The base covers an area of 60,000 square meters, with room to expand another 76,000 square meters. It holds over 10 major dedicated buildings with a workshop and office areas of approximately 14,000 square meters, all of which are connected to a global state of art data network.
Schlumberger is a major technology provider for oil and gas field exploration and development projects in Caspian region. To date, the company has participated in the construction of several hundred wells both onshore and offshore, and has been at the forefront of major oil & gas milestones in Kazakhstan.
Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing approximately 115,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry's widest range of products and services from exploration through to production.
Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston and The Hague and reported revenues from continuing operations of $36.96 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.slb.com.
For further information, contact: Karshiga Kulbatyrov
OFS KZ Industry Affairs
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