Welcome Letters 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I am happy to welcome exhibitors and guests to Atyrau Oil and Gas, the 14th North Caspian regional exhibition and conference, and OilTech Atyrau, the 9th Atyrau regional oil and gas technology conference.

I am pleased to note that over the years they have been held, these two events have become famous and highly anticipated regional events. During the exhibition and conference, Atyrau unites leading domestic and foreign specialists in the field of geological exploration, drilling, pumping, transportation, treatment, and many others.

As an oil producing country, we should always be on the pulse of the latest changes in science and technology, and try to adopt the most effective equipment to make our oil and gas sector more high-tech. In the current climate of the world energy market, we need to locate opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of our national oil and gas production at each stage of the process from exploration to refining.

I believe that such events in Atyrau allow us to assess the potential and opportunities for the implementation of large industrial projects in the region, and to attract potential investors.

I wish all exhibitors productive work, interesting discussions, and profitable business contracts

Vladimir Shkolnik
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan