Perspectives and possibilities of the petroleum sector of Atyrau region were discussed at Global Oil & Gas Atyrau 2016 Forum

For over 15 years two expo events have taken place in one platform: the North Caspian Regional Exhibition Global Oil & Gas Atyrau and the North Caspian Regional Construction Exhibition AtyrauBuild. Also this year Atyrau Regional Oil & Gas Technology Conference - Global Oil&Gas Atyrau, which took place for the tenth time, has celebrated its anniversary.

More than 100 companies from Azerbaijan, Germany, Denmark, China, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kazakhstan presented their products and services at the exhibition in different categories from special equipment, industrial equipment to highly technological equipment and finishing materials. Holding two exhibitions in one platform has proved its effectiveness, the participants highlight increased opportunities for searching potential partners and expansion of business contacts because many exhibitors provide services for construction industry and they are ready to participate in building infrastructure facilities in the oil and gas industry as well.

Among the participants there are such large companies as Embamunaigas, Tengizshevroil, AtyrauNefteMash, Votkinsky zavod, KROHNE and other oil producing, servicing, consulting companies and research institutes. Also, Atyrau and Mangystau regional authorities and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Kazakhstan presented their expositions.

According to the participants such kind of exhibitions creates favorable conditions for demonstrating their products to potential customers. As Nurdaulet KANIBAYEV, Logistics Manager of Kazakhstan Company BSD – a manufacturer of the pipes of big diameter and wells has noted:

- We haven’t expected such a great interest in our products i.e. our Kazakhstan technologies are being developed. We are satisfied with the results and have found new contacts.

Foreign participants also appreciated the effectiveness of the Exhibition. The Director of “KRS Oil Gas” Aleksey Dzhubanov shared his impressions:

- We are the official representatives of Surakhansk Machine Building Plant, Baku city, we are engaged in producing underground, downhole equipment, and also in cleaning wells. The exhibition was very constructive, currently we are planning to conclude about 4-5 contracts.

The event is effective not only for participants and visitors, but also favorable for creating comfortable business climate in the region. In his welcome speech at the opening ceremony the First Deputy Akim of Atyrau region Gumar DYUSEMBAYEV reported statistical data which has proved again the relevance of holding exhibitions and conferences particularly in Atyrau:

- Atyrau region is one of the developing regions of Kazakhstan. There are more than 600 medium-sized and large enterprises work here, whose share in the volume of industrial production of the Republic is about 20%, more than 30% of which – with the participation of foreign investors. Due to the current favorable climate in Kazakhstan, the region is the centre of attraction of foreign capital. Last year the investments in the fixed assets were 1.4 trillion tenge, including 847 billion of external investments. Today, the companies from 50 countries of the world operate in the region.

The exhibition also is a platform for development of inter-regional cooperation. The constant participant of Global Oil&Gas Atyrau is the Local Administration of Mangystau region, the stand of which in different years represented large and medium-sized companies of the region. This year “Morport Aktau” SEZ was presented at the exposition.

The delegation from Karaganda region headed by the Deputy Akim Anuar AKHMEDZHANOV, attended the Exhibition for the first time. Mr. Akhmedzhanov when speaking at the opening ceremony expressed willingness for closer cooperation in the oil and gas industry:

-We are ready to share our experience with you, to tell about our achievements, to present our product in the oil and gas industry. The purpose of our visit to Atyrau is establishing interregional cooperation. As you know, Karaganda is a large industrial centre, we have big business opportunities.

Karaganda enterprises are the participants of both the Exhibition and the Conference. The company “Sovplim Kazakhstan” presented a welding and filtration product on its stand. The company “Bohmer Armaturen” LLC during the conference spoke about the ball valve factory development in Karaganda region.

On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan the Deputy Director of the Department of Petroleum Industry Development Alisher ARGIMBAYEV welcomed the participants of the Exhibition and Conference:

- It is encouraging to note that such an extensive industry event has constantly held for 15 years. Most of today’s participants have been attending it almost from the first exhibition. This reflects the stability of our Kazakhstan’s market, we could create favorable conditions for all our participants. Certainly, new time dictates its own rules, but we do not stop regardless of the world economic crisis. Kazakhstan continues implementing the innovative industrial development program, which affects all parts of the economy. This results in growing demand for energy, including hydrocarbon.

Annually, the organizers of the exhibitions give to the participants specially established awards for several nominations. Thus, the exposition of the company Embamunaigas became a winner in the nomination “Best Stand”, in the category “Best Marketing Solution” the companies BSD and “Energy System Services” were in the top. The company NUHAS OMAN and DALGAKIRAN MAKİNA SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş. had the most successful debut, two awards for “Best Debut” were given to the Sultanate of Oman and Turkey. Tengizshevroil and “Damen” Shipyards Group received the special prize “For Reliability and Permanence”. “5 Ballov” Paints Trading Network was awarded “For Long-Term Support and Participation” award, which was established this year.

More than 130 professionals of the industry among which there are the specialists of Embamunaigas, NCOC, KMG-Processing and Marketing, Atyrau Refinery, Tengizshevroil, KazNIPImunaigas, Caspimunaigas, Bureau Veritas, Cameron Petroleum Equipment, Kazakhstan Association of Petroleum Geologists, KazService Association and many other companies were the delegates of the Global Oil&Gas Atyrau Conference.

The plenary session of the Global Oil&Gas Atyrau 2016 Conference was devoted to the interaction of science, education and production.

The Managing Director of NCOC Bruno Jardin noted that the Conference creates excellent opportunities for the exchange of experience between oil and gas and servicing companies. Also, Mr. Jardin described the activities of NCOC as one of the major employers not only in West Kazakhstan region, but also in the Republic as a whole.

The Energy Policy Officer of the European Union Delegation in Kazakhstan, Octavian Stamate, the Counselor, Deputy Head of the Administration of Aberdeen, John Reynolds, the Head of the Department of Oil Field Geology, Mining and Oil and Gas Engineering, People’s Friendship University of Russia Alexander Vorobyev spoke at the Plenary Session.

The Managing Director of the Association of Service Companies of Kazakhstan “KazService” Nurlan ZHUMAGULOV presented very constructively its position for the development of Research and Development Activities and professional training in oil and gas industry.

The obligations “enacted by the Law (“On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”) under Research and Development have failed because of the lack of the clear definition of R&D and its implementation mechanism and monitoring. Subsoil users refer their types of work to Research and Development on their own or they send obligations to the Department of Information Technologies of Almaty, whose main activity is the development of information technology”, - pointed out Mr. ZHUMAGULOV. Further the speaker proposed to apply the experience of Norway and “clearly identify the concept of Research and Development and every year to approve the list of technological challenges aimed at improving the effectiveness of fields exploitation. In other words subsoil users will invest in themselves through the partnership with the research organizations”.

After the plenary session the Conference continued in the format of specialized round tables, the speakers from “Atyrau Refinery” LLC, “Bohmer Armaturen” LLC, “ProektstroyService” LLC spoke on theme “Development of Oil Refining and Petrochemistry”. The interest from the specialists of the Industrial Safety Division and Human Resources resulted in holding the round table “Industrial Safety and Its Technological Adoption”, among the audience there were the representatives of the company Tengizshevroil, Embamunaigas, NCOC and others. The speakers spoke about the innovative approaches in the sphere of Ensuring of Industrial Safety, and also about the features of the provision of medical assistance in inaccessible industrial facilities.

The second day of the Conference was opened by the session “Development of Small and Medium-size Deposits”, the speakers of which were the representatives of the company Schlumberger, Klarenco and Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas. During the session in the format of open discussion the speakers considered the scientific approach in the area of field exploitation and also practical examples of successful implementation of innovational solutions. The moderator of the session, the Vice-President of Kazakhstan Association of Petroleum Geologists Kosan Taskinbayev highly appreciated the quality of the reports, and also noted that many methods and approaches submitted under the session are truly advanced and should be used extensively.

The Conference was concluded with the session “Improving Oil Recovery. Drilling Technology”, the key speaker of which was the Sales Engineer of the company Schlumberger Beybit Akbayev. In his report he told about the ways of increasing the productivity through the new technologies in perforating. Also, in that session both theoretical and practical issues on the implementation of modern solutions using the example of discovered deposits have been solved.

Actually, the Conference was held in the trend of the most urgent problems of the sphere. Each section referred to improving effectiveness, reduction of costs, introduction of innovations and it is encouraging that all these issues were considered on specific examples.

The 15th North Caspian Regional Exhibition Global Oil & Gas Atyrau 2016, the 15th North Caspian Regional Construction Exhibition AtyrauBuild 2016 and the 10th Atyrau Regional Oil & Gas Technology Conference Global Oil&Gas Atyrau are officially supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Local Administration of Atyrau region, “NC KazMunaiGas” JSC, Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas, Kazakhstan Association of Service Companies “KazService”.

Official partners of the event: NCOC, “Bohmer Armaturen” LLC, HEMPEL.

Organizers of the event are Kazakhstan Exhibition Company Iteca and its international partners: ITE Group Plc (Great Britain), GIMA (Germany), EUF (Turkey).

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