Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992 carrying out activities in the Exploration & Production sector. We are a co-operator of the Karachaganak producing field and is a part of the North Caspian Sea PSA (NCSPSA) consortium. In 2018 we became joint operator in the exploration block Isatay with KMG . In July 2019, KMG, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Eni signed a contract for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons at Abay Block, which makes IOC the first joint venture holding two licenses in Kazakhstan. As of end 2019, Eni equity production at Karachaganak and Kashagan projects reached the level of 170 thousand barrel of oil equivalent/day, which is equal to 9% of the our total worldwide production.
Our work in Kazakhstan
We have been operating in the country since 1992, where we a co-operator of the Karachaganak production field and are a partner in the North Caspian Sea (PSA) responsible for the Kashagan field.
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Also in Eurasia we are integrating our business operations with social and environmental sustainability to create shared, long-term value. In Kazakhstan, for example, we work with universities to train Oil&Gas industry specialists, we have set up the Ural River Park Project to protect the River Ural ecosystem and we have launched initiatives to benefit children. Since 1999, we periodically organise for Kazakh children to spend time on the Adriatic coast, and, since 2018, with help from AC Milan Junior Football Camp, the top Italian trainers with experience in the junior division we are providing training to young local footballers.
Located onshore in the western part of the country, Karachaganak (Eni interest 29.25%) is a giant field that produces oil, condensates and natural gas. The operations carried out by the Karachaganak Petroleum Operating consortium (KPO) are regulated by a Production Sharing Agreement, of which we and Shell are co-operators.Learn about Karachaganak
mmboe Eni’s proved reserves December 2019
We hold a 16.81% interest in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (NCSPSA). The latter regulates, until the end of 2041, the exploration, development and production rights over a 4,600 km2 area of the giant Kashagan field, discovered in the northern section of the Caspian Sea in 2000. We have also launched a professional training programme for local people in the energy industry, and set up social facilities.Learn about Kashagan
mmboe Eni’s proved reserves December 2019
Renewable energy in Badamsha
Since 2017 we have signed numerous cooperation agreements to promote the development of renewable energy in the country and in 2018 we decided to invest in building Badamsha 1, a 48 MW wind farm in the north-west. We opened the construction site to build the plant in 2019 and, thanks to a recently signed agreement, we will also add a second 48 MW wind farm. In addition, in November 2019, Eni won the auction for the 50MW Shaulder Photovoltaic Power Plant in the Turkestan Oblast.Learn about the project
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Master MEDEA and our partnership with Italian and Kazakh universities
To prepare specialists from Kazakhstan for work in the energy industry, we offer high-level training courses at our Corporate University (Master MEDEA), and we work with Italy's top universities and with the Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU). At the initiative of the World Economic Forum, we have also developed a Petroleum Engineering Education Program in conjunction with Satbayev and Nazarbayev universities in Kazakhstan and thanks to a team comprising personnel from Eni and other global companies.
Safe Roads for Western Kazakhstan Region
We consider safety one of the most relevant issues for the sustainability of a company and promote action on behaviour and processes, as well as action to improve preparedness and emergency response capabilities. We want to share our safety principles not only with our company but also with countries where we operate. The number of road traffic crash victims in Western Kazakhstan Oblast (WKO) is of concern to both the Oblast Authorities and the people. In this regard, the WKO Akimat announced the year of 2019 as the year of road safety to achieve a steady reduction in the number of road accidents and victims on the Oblast’s roads. To implement such large-scale program, WKO Akimat in partnership with Eni and Shell signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on Road Safety. Advisory support during the implementation of road safety initiatives was entrusted to the experts of EASST Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport, local NGO Gaukhar Zhol is coordinating the activities in the region.
A great number of initiatives was implemented throughout the year of Road Safety in WKO, namely training of police officers, teachers, students, NGO representatives, various road safety campaigns involving all road users, surveys covering various citizens, audit of risky road sections, mapping road accidents with high level of precision and detail, all these activities resulted in the Road Safety Strategy for WKO for 2020-2025, which has been approved by WKO Akimat and is now being implemented under close monitoring of the Working Group.
Italian Cultural Center in Nur-Sultan
In 2019 Eni, the Italian Embassy in Kazakhstan and the Eurasian National University, the largest Academic institution in Kazakhstan committed in the teaching of foreign languages, inaugurated the opening of the Italian Culture Centre Enrico Mattei in the University premise. The aim of the Center is to promote the Italian language and culture in Kazakhstan, through language courses and other initiatives, with the goal of strengthening the relations between the countries.
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