In detail:

  • the main activities in the E&P sector conducted by Eni in Kazakhstan since 1992
  • a focus on the Kashagan field
  • Eni offices and contacts in Kazakhstan

Exploration & Production

Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992 where is co-operator of the Karachaganak field and partner in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (NCSPSA), which is in charge of Kashagan operations and holds a 50% interest for exploration and production activities of the Isatay block, located in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.
Eni holds a 16.81% working interest in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (NCSPSA). The NCSPSA defines terms and conditions for the exploration and development of the giant Kashagan field, which was discovered in the Northern section of the contractual area in the year 2000 over an undeveloped area extending for 4,600 square kilometers.
On September 28, 2016, production re-started at the Kashagan field (Eni’s interest 16.81%) with the completion of works to fully replace the damaged pipelines following the gas leak occurred at the end of 2013. The production of 185 kboe/d was achieved by year-end. The production capacity of 370 kbbl/d planned for the Phase 1 is expected to be achieved during 2017, when gas reinjection comes online.
Within the agreements with local Authorities, Eni has been conducting training program for Kazakh resources in the oil&gas sector, in addition to the realization of infrastructures with social purpose.
Located onshore in West Kazakhstan, Karachaganak (Eni’s interest 29.25%) is a liquid and gas giant field. Operations are conducted by the Karachaganak Petroleum Operating Consortium (KPO) and are regulated by a PSA. Eni and Shell are co-operators of the venture.
In 2016, production of the Karachaganak field averaged 231 kbbl/d of liquids (61 kbbl/d net to Eni) and 925 mmcf/d of natural gas (247 mmcf/d net to Eni).
This field is developed by producing liquids from the deeper layers of the reservoir. The gas is marketed (about 51%) at the Russian gas plant in Orenburg and the remaining volumes is
utilized for re-injecting in the higher layers and the production of fuel gas. Approximately 91% of liquid production are stabilized at the Karachaganak Processing Complex (KPC) with a capacity of approximately 250 kbbl/d and exported to Western markets through
the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (Eni’s interest 2%) and the Atyrau-Samara pipeline. The remaining volumes of non-stabilized liquid production (approximately 16 kbbl/d) are marketed at the Russian terminal in Orenburg.
The Expansion Project is currently under study.
The project targets to install, in stages, the gas treatment plants and re-injection facilities to support liquids’ production profile.
The development plan is currently in the phase of technical and marketing definition of its first development phase, aimed to increase the capacity of gas re-injection.
Eni continues its commitment to support local communities in the nearby area of Karachaganak field. Eni continues to conduct monitoring activities on biodiversity and ecosystems in the nearby of the production areas.

Offices & contacts

Exploration & Production
Agip Caspian Sea B.V.
Astan Tower 12
Samal Micro District 19th Floor
Tel. Amsterdam office (0031) 20 5707100

Agip Karachaganak B.V.
Kazakhstan Branch 62
Kosmonavtov Street, 7th Floor Micro District
Tel. Amsterdam office (0031) 20 5707101
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