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December

December

You are holding a special issue of the journal dedicated to the anniversary of the Independence of Kazakhstan.

30 Years - The Era of Independence

Oil history of Independence. The Beginning.

Oil history of Independence. The Beginning.

In autumn 2017, a book by Oleg Chervinskiy, a well-known journalist, analyst of the oil and gas industry, publisher of Petroleum Journal, "The Black Blood of Kazakhstan," dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the country's independence, was published in Kazakhstan.

Ravil Cherdabayev: «My whole life is saturated with oil»

Ravil Cherdabayev: «My whole life is saturated with oil»

Ravil Cherdabayev is a legendary and unique personality, a bright representative of the famous Cherdabayev family – one of the founders of the oil industry of Kazakhstan. In his life, he happened to work as a locksmith, chief engineer, director of a production enterprise and minister, mayor, diplomat, and deputy. 

Gas realities: growing market, increasing demand

Gas realities: growing market, increasing demand

One of the results of the three decades of Kazakhstan’s independence was the creation of innovative, cost-effective gas industry of the country almost from scratch. 

TCO’s “Green Projects”: taking care of our common future

TCO’s “Green Projects”: taking care of our common future

Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) is the largest oil producer in Kazakhstan. In addition to safe and reliable production, TCO's top priority is to protect the health and safety of our workforce and the environment.

ExxonMobil Participates in the 25th Anniversary of the CPC Shareholders’ Agreement

ExxonMobil Participates in the 25th Anniversary of the CPC Shareholders’ Agreement

«Without exaggeration, CPC is a mega project. I hope it will be a long-lasting project», says President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaking at the ceremony commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Shareholders’ Agreement of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC). 

Kashagan – the First Offshore Project of the Independent Kazakhstan

Kashagan – the First Offshore Project of the Independent Kazakhstan

In September 2021, North Caspian Operating Company N.V. (NCOC), the Operator of the North Caspian Project informed about achievement of a production milestone of 500 million barrels of oil from the start of production at Kashagan field.

CPC has created a favorable investment environment for the oil industry

CPC has created a favorable investment environment for the oil industry

After Kazakhstan gained independence, the first president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, relied on the oil industry as the engine of the economy, which became a catalyst for attracting foreign investment. 

«PetroKazakhstan»: caring about safety, protection of labor and the environment

«PetroKazakhstan»: caring about safety, protection of labor and the environment

Risk of technogenic accidents and damage to the environment is an inevitable component of technological progress.

TotalEnergies – a world-class player in the energy transition

TotalEnergies – a world-class player in the energy transition

One year ago, Total had committed to a new climate ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 or earlier. 

Shell in Kazakhstan: Powering Progress

Shell in Kazakhstan: Powering Progress

Mr. German Burmeister, Senior Vice President and Country Chair of Shell Kazakhstan answers Petroleum's questions in an exclusive interview

CNPC in Kazakhstan: an Example of Eternal Partnership

CNPC in Kazakhstan: an Example of Eternal Partnership

Any anniversary is the time to draw conclusions. Especially if it involves the anniversary of state independence.

For First Time KPO Received Grand Prix Award at Paryz 2021

For First Time KPO Received Grand Prix Award at Paryz 2021

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. was for the first time awarded the Grand Prix at the National Contest of Social Responsibility of Business - Paryz-2021.

David Skeels: Memories of Working in Kazakhstan

David Skeels: Memories of Working in Kazakhstan

As a geologist working in the oil and gas industry, I was fortunate to pay my first visit to Kazakhstan in August 1991, just as the Soviet Union was falling apart.

He was called Kashagan Boy

He was called Kashagan Boy

In July 2000, a seven-year-old Atyrau boy Berik Uap participated in the ceremony of a commercial discovery of an oil field on the shelf of the Northern Caspian Sea, in addition to the top officials of the state.

KIOGE: at the origins of Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry

KIOGE: at the origins of Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry

For 28 years of its existence, the Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition (KIOGE) has become a real business card of Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry, a kind of entry point for international investors into the oil and gas market of the country.