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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Petroleum invites its readers to recall seven key, according to the journal, events of the oil and gas world in 2019.

President: position passed on, position received. The televised address of President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced for March 19 did not cause much excitement in the country.

Oil Chronicles

Oil Chronicles

October 9, near the city of Nur-Sultan, a solemn ceremony of welding the so-called Golden weldof the Saryarka gas pipeline took place, which officially completed the construction of the infrastructure of the pipeline.

The National Energy Report 2019 is Presented

The National Energy Report 2019 is Presented

In the framework of the XII KazEnergy Eurasian Forum held in Nur-Sultan at the end of September (see Energy for the Future, Petroleum No.5-2019) the presentation of the next, third National Energy Report 2019, which, unlike the two previous documents, focused mainly on the challenges and problems the energy sector of Kazakhstan is facing today.

Will IPO of NC KMG be a Success?

Will IPO of NC KMG be a Success?

National Company KazMunayGas (NC KMG) is expected to launch an IPO in 2020. Will this IPO be a success? To answer this question, we first need to agree on how to define success. In doing so it is important to take time and consider a broader range of issues beyond the financial metrics of the shares placement. 

Social Responsibility

ELORDA 2019: Partnership, Will to Win and Team Spirit

ELORDA 2019: Partnership, Will to Win and Team Spirit

For the second year in a row, Shell Kazakhstan has been holding a charity mini-football tournament – ‘Elorda 2019’. This year, Astana Arena Stadium gathered 16 teams from oil and gas companies and state authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, who participated in the tournament devoted to the 120th anniversary of the Kazakhstan oil. 

Tailed Heaven: the Territory of Care and Warmth

Tailed Heaven: the Territory of Care and Warmth

The "Tailed Heaven" Public Fund is a non-profit organization, which brings together people who care for animals and work to improve their lives. It is a growing platform to bring systemic assistance to homeless dogs in need of it, where the place of each recovered pet that has found home is overtaken by a new one, followed by another.

Technology

Good Vibrations: How Upending Convention Led to a Game-Changing Drilling Innovation

Good Vibrations: How Upending Convention Led to a Game-Changing Drilling Innovation

In2009, ExxonMobil engineers drilling into deep offshore oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico unexpectedly encountered particularly hard and abrasive rock formation. Instead of taking the drill bit half a day to drill through this formation, it ultimately took four runs, or trips in and out of the hole, and three weeks.

Projects

Khazar and Kalamkas-Sea Could not Stand the Competition

Khazar and Kalamkas-Sea Could not Stand the Competition

The Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan is developing a roadmap for the Khazar and Kalamkas-Sea projects after the withdrawal of investors – the Consortium of North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) and Shell. This was reported in early November by the press-service of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

Delayed Start

After the completion of the modernization program of its refineries, Kazakhstan completely covered the demand of the domestic market for gasoline and diesel fuel. But it is still not possible to start exporting surpluses.

KPO Launches 5th Trunk Line Project

KPO Launches 5th Trunk Line Project

AKSAI, West Kazakhstan Oblast, 6 December 2019 - Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) has announced successful start-up of the 5th Trunk Line Project and Gas Injection Well # 9863, which is the first out of three Gas Injection Wells for this project.

Legislation

Peculiarities of FIDIC Contracts Adaptation to the Kazakh Legislation

Peculiarities of FIDIC Contracts Adaptation to the Kazakh Legislation

Economic globalization and increasing number of cross-border transactions bring forth the objective need for contract documents unification. In the construction domain, this is resolved through FIDIC model contracts representing standardized forms of contracts for diverse construction operations.

120 Years Of Kazakhstani Oil

The Energy in the Name of Future

The Energy in the Name of Future

Kazakhstan intends to become one of the world leaders in oil production – this was the key message of Kazakhstan Energy Week-2019, held at the end of September in Nur-Sultan.