“We are not alone in experiencing difficult times, and we must increase production, while drilling wells cheaper, and faster than ever before. This being said, it is important that everyone gathered here today understands this - I will not drill uneconomical wells”.

Chris Hopkinson, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, JSC NC KazMunayGas

With the second ­largest oil reserves as well as the second ­largest oil production among the former Soviet Republics after Russia, Kazakhstan is at the forefront of the oil and gas sector in the Caspian region. The 2nd KDR, Kazakh Drilling Roundtable, took place in Astana on the 16th of September 2016. It was fully supported under the Platinum Sponsorship and General Event Partnership of JSC NC KazMunayGas. The KDR was a great opportunity for operators and service companies to share knowledge and experience and develop a better understanding of the technology challenges faced by the industry.

As the second in a planned series of specialized roundtable, oil and gas events, to be held in Kazakhstan in association with JSC NC KazMunayGas, the KDR sets benchmarks for the future development of the industry and allows international companies to build long lasting business relationships with the key players in the Kazakh Oil and Gas sectors.

The KDR is an oil and gas event in Kazakhstan which is designed to specifically target the drilling industry.

KDR 2017 News

NCOC: To Double Kashagan Production

NCOC: To Double Kashagan Production

Oil production on Kazakhstan’s Kashagan field will grow twofold to 370,000 barrels per day, the oilfield operator North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) told TASS.

Paradigm: NCOC Extends Agreement for Managed Services

Paradigm: NCOC Extends Agreement for Managed Services

Paradigm® announced today that North Caspian Operating Company N.V. has extended its agreement with Paradigm for the provision of Technical Information Management (IM) and Computing Support and Consultancy in Kazakhstan...

KMG EP: 2016 Results - Total Production Down 2%

KMG EP: 2016 Results - Total Production Down 2%

JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production announces its operating results for the year 2016. Overall, KMG EP, including its stakes in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PetroKazakhstan Inc., produced 12,154 thousand tonnes of crude oil...

KMG EP: Reserve Replacement Ration at 8%

KMG EP: Reserve Replacement Ration at 8%

JSC KаzМunaiGas Exploration Production announces the results of an independent audit of liquid hydrocarbon reserves at the Ozenmunaigas JSC, Embamunaigas JSC, KazGPZ LLP and Ural Oil and Gas LLP (KMG EP share – 50%) fields as at 31 December 2016...

NCOC Sponsors Kazakhstan’s First Drilling Training Center

NCOC Sponsors Kazakhstan’s First Drilling Training Center

The first drilling training center in Kazakhstan - KBTU Drilling Center - opened its doors in the Park of Innovative Technologies in Almaty at the end of December, 2016. The opening ceremony was attended by the government officials...

Condor Announces 2015 Second Quarter Results

Condor Announces 2015 Second Quarter Results

Condor Petroleum Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its Unaudited Interim Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015, together with the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis...

Roxi Petroleum: Grants Three Year BNG License Extension

Roxi Petroleum: Grants Three Year BNG License Extension

Roxi, the Central Asian oil and gas company with a focus on Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce that the licence for its flagship BNG Contract Area has been successfully renewed for a further period of 3 years ending on 7 June 2018...

Kashagan: Exports First Million Tonnes of Crude and Condensate

Kashagan: Exports First Million Tonnes of Crude and Condensate

North Caspian Operating Company N.V., Operator of the first offshore oil and gas project in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea, announced that as of 8 January it has safely produced and exported one million tonnes of crude oil and condensate from the Kashagan field...

KMG EP: Extends Ozenmunaigas’ Uzen and Karamandybas Subsoil Contracts

KMG EP: Extends Ozenmunaigas’ Uzen and Karamandybas Subsoil Contracts

JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production is pleased to announce that addendum No.5 to contract No.40, dated 31 May 1996, has been signed to extend the contract for development of Uzen and Karamandybas oil fields of Mangystau Province between the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and Ozenmunaigas

KMG E&P: 1H Results – Production Up 0.3%

KMG E&P: 1H Results – Production Up 0.3%

JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production announces its operating results for the first six months of 2015. KMG EP, including its stakes in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PetroKazakhstan Inc., produced 6,122 thousand tonnes of crude oil (250 kbopd) in the six months of 2015