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Shell in Kazakhstan: a Strategy for Success

Shell in Kazakhstan: a Strategy for Success

Exclusive interview of Shell Kazakhstan Country Chair, Mr Olivier Lazare, who will leave his position soon, for Petroleum Journal.

Oilfield Service

Karachaganak: the local content and development of the West Kazakhstan region among main priorities

Karachaganak: the local content and development of the West Kazakhstan region among main priorities

The Karachaganak gas condensate field discovered more than 40 years ago is truly unique. Today Karachaganak is a world-class project with multibillion-dollar investments, record production levels, and innovative technologies.

Overview of the Kazakhstan oil field service market in 2020

Overview of the Kazakhstan oil field service market in 2020

One of the consequences of the pandemic-related oil price crash has been oilfield service financing cuts. In this article, we discuss the key conclusions from the recent Deloitte Research Centre review of the effects of oil market changes in 2020, as well as the prospects for global and Kazakhstan oil production, the financing of oilfield services and the major oilfield service market segments.

Kazakhstani content in oilfield services decreased by a Quarter

Kazakhstani content in oilfield services decreased by a Quarter

The annual purchasing of the oil-producing sector of Kazakhstan exceeds 10 billion US dollars, of which only half is accounted for by the domestic business. Meanwhile, according to experts, each additional 1% of Kazakhstan's oil and gas content can indirectly "keep" 100 million US dollars in the country.

Projects

KazMunayGas in 2020

KazMunayGas in 2020

Joint-stock (JSC) National Company (NC) KazMunayGas (“KMG” or “Company”), Kazakhstan's national vertically integrated oil and gas company, announced its operating results for 2020.

North-West Kyzylkiya – new spot on the oil map

North-West Kyzylkiya – new spot on the oil map

The North-West Kyzylkiya field began its story in 2003-2004, when engineers carried out 2D and 3D field seismic surveying in the southern section of the Turgai depression and created structure maps for potential oil deposits, resulting in the North-West Kyzylkiya field opening as a result of well No. 34 being drilled in 2004.

Expertise

Gasoline rivers do not flow abroad

Starting May 9, a joint order of the Minister of Energy, agreed with other departments, has entered into force in Kazakhstan, providing a ban for six months on the export of gasoline, diesel fuel, and certain types of petroleum products from the country by road.

Digital Oil

Digital Oil

The first online auction to grant the right to explore and produce hydrocarbons was held on December 23, 2020.

Appointments

KPO announces new General Director

KPO announces new General Director

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) announced 2 June 2021 that Giancarlo Ruiu will lead KPO starting June the 2nd 2021 as the new KPO General Director, replacing Gabriele Giona, who has been appointed for Eni in Egypt as Managing Director of Agiba Petroleum Company.

KPO ANNOUNCES NEW VICE GENERAL DIRECTOR

KPO ANNOUNCES NEW VICE GENERAL DIRECTOR

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) has announced that Kuanysh Kudaibergenov has been appointed to the position of KPO Vice General Director.

Shell Kazakhstan Announces New Country Chair

Shell Kazakhstan Announces New Country Chair

Shell Kazakhstan informs that German Burmeister, currently Shell Vice-President in Brazil, will take over as the Country Chair of Shell Kazakhstan effective from 1st August 2021, replacing Olivier Lazare who has been appointed as Managing Director of North Caspian Operating Company N.V.

Anniversary

Anniversary Tengiz oil

Anniversary Tengiz oil

Thirty years ago, on April 6, 1991, the first well was launched at the unique Tengiz field, which is rightly called the "diamond" in Kazakhstan's oil and gas crown. 

110 years of the Dossor field

110 years of the Dossor field

On April 29, it was 110 years since a powerful gush of oil was produced from well No. 3 at the Dossor field, from a depth of 225-226 meters of Middle Jurassic sediments.