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Kazakhstan: No changes on Kashagan

No updates in plans for offshore Kashagan oil field, the deputy energy minister in Kazakhstan says. Photo courtesy North Caspian Operating Co. ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 29 (UPI) — There are no changes in the operational plans for the giant Kashagan oil field off the coast of Kazakhstan, the country’s deputy energy minister said. Kazakh Deputy Energy Minister Uzakbai Karablin told an audience at an investment conference in the capital Astana commercial production from the field was expected about six weeks after operations are slated to begin in late 2016. "All the work was planned for this period, and there are no changes for now," he was quoted by the regional Trend news agency as saying. Kashagan is among the largest oil fields in the world, with an estimated 16 billion barrels of oil reserves. Production was halted in October 2013, less than a month after it started, when a […]

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Russia’s Lukoil sells China its stake in Kazakh oil producer

Kazakh government expects oil boom once troubled Kashagan oil field resumes operations. Photo courtesy North Caspian Operating Co. MOSCOW, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Russia’s Lukoil said it sold its stake in a Kazakh oil producer to a rival in Beijing just as China’s economy falters and Kazakhstan’s gets a $1 billion loan. The Russian company said it sold its 50 percent in oil producer Caspian Investments Resources to Sinopec, a rival company based in China, for $1 billion, giving the Chinese oil company full control . The Caspian producer plays a role in the development of five separate fields in Kazakhstan. Lukoil said cumulative production since 2006 has amounted to 95 million barrels of crude oil and around 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The investment from Sinopec comes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy. To stave off declines, the Chinese government devalued the national currency. This […]

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