Welcome Letters 2013

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I am happy to welcome the exhibitors and guests of the 12th Atyrau Oil & Gas North Caspian Regional Exhibition and the 7th OilTech Atyrau Regional Oil & Gas Technology Conference!

Kazakhstan is a dynamically developing economy today, oil and gas industry being the key sector of the country’s economy. Enhancement of the regulatory framework for trade and economic cooperation, harmonisation of the national legislation with the international legal norms create conditions conducive to attracting investments to Kazakhstan’s economy.

The exhibition and conference in Atyrau have become a traditional meeting point for oil and gas industry professionals. This year, the 12th edition of Atyrau Oil & Gas and OILTECH Atyrau will bring together Kazakhstan and foreign market players. These events have become a vivid demonstration of the industry development achievements and reflect the level of competitiveness of Kazakhstan enterprises.

The Atyrau Oblast is a key region boasting enormous potential and we hope that the annual exhibition and conference in Atyrau will go on promoting dynamic development of both the Atyrau Oblast, in terms of new cooperation prospects for domestic and foreign oil and gas sector stakeholders and attracting potential investors, and Kazakhstan on the whole.

We hope that the exhibition and conference in Atyrau will prove benchmark events that will live up to their traditional mission – to involve industry professionals in tackling topical issues facing the fuel and energy sector both on a regional and national scale. The events will also become a traditional platform to expand cooperation between experts of the global oil and gas community providing an opportunity to highlight and get familiarised with the latest developments, new development trends and prospects for cooperation and implementation of investment projects.

S.M. Mynbayev
Minister of Oil and Gas, Republic of Kazakhstan

Dear colleagues!

Allow me to welcome the participants and guests of the 12th North - Caspian Regional "Atyrau Oil and Gas" Exhibition and the 7th Regional Oil and Gas Technology Conference «OILTECH Atyrau 2013"!

It is the twelfth year the oil capital of Kazakhstan - Atyrau - has hosted to visitors and participants of the oil and gas industry forum «Atyrau Oil & Gas».

During these years the Exhibition & Conference has become one of the leading business platforms for oil and gas industry professionals. The number of companies willing to participate to this respectable forum is increasing, spreading their geography: this year, Atyrau will be attended by the representatives of 150 companies from 15 countries.

“OILTECH Atyrau 2013” Conference, which is held during the exhibition, provides an opportunity to discuss pressing technical issues and solutions, opens up new vistas for cooperation.

It is surely a great opportunity to outline your own position on the market, to maintain existing business relationships and establish new partnerships, to meet with leading industry players, to discuss up-to-date issues and perspectives. I am sure that everyone, who is looking for innovations, interested in new oil and gas equipment and machinery, can find a large field for cooperation and exchange of experience.

Topics declared for the discussion in the forum are interesting and relevant. This applies especially to new technologies of oil production, oil and gas refining. Everything that is new and progressive in this area is of the utmost interest for us. National Company "KazMunayGas" as a leading oil and gas operator of our republic is involved in all the Kazakh largest oil and gas development projects - from exploration to petrochemistry. We strive to ensure maximum participation in the share of goods, works and services of Kazakh suppliers in all projects implemented by the company. By 2015, we plan to increase the local content in the total purchases of goods, works and services up to 60%. This is a big work, and we are open to good ideas and suggestions, including at the coming Atyrau exhibition & conference.

I wish all the participants of the Forum fruitful meetings and discussions!

Sincerely yours,

Chairman of the Board
of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”
Kiinov L.

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I want to welcome and congratulate you on the opening of the 12th North Caspian Regional Atyrau Oil & Gas Exhibition Atyrau Oil & Gas 2013 on behalf of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan!

Not the first exhibition Atyrau Oil & Gas is gathering hundreds of exhibitors from various countries, representatives of science, production and management of the oil, petrochemical and gas industries and government agencies. For the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan is one of the strategic partners in the oil and gas sector, and the presence of Russian companies at the exhibition is an embodiment of close historical ties that bind Russia and Kazakhstan. Participation in the exhibition provides an opportunity for Russian and Kazakh companies to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation, to consolidate existing experience, to establish new business contacts, and helps for further strengthening and development of the partnership. In turn, the conference format allows us to highlight and discuss the most pressing strategic and current issues and problems of the industry, and serves as a platform for exchange of the necessary information that will determine further prospects.

I wish all the participants and guests successful work and excellent results!

Trade representative
of the Russian Federation
in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Yakovlev A.V.