KazMunayGas CEO congratulates the oilmen of the Mangistau Province
Mr. Alik Aidarbayev, the Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC “KazMunayGas”, congratulated the oilmen of the Mangystau Province on their professional holiday and the 120th anniversary of Kazakhstani oil. Solemn events took place on August 30-31, 2019 in the cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau.
“Over the years of Independence, the national oil and gas industry has reached a fundamentally new level of development. I want to emphasize the incredible work and political will of the First President of the sovereign Republic in establishing and developing the industry. Last year, oil production reached 90 million tonnes. So, over 28 years the production has increased more than threefold. Today, Kazakhstan ranks 13th in the world in terms of oil and gas production. But most importantly, the living standards of oilmen have improved. There is no comparison between the social and labor conditions of previous years with those of today”, notes Mr. Alik Aidarbayev in his speech.
The day of oil and gas workers is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of September. The professional holiday was officially approved by presidential decree in 2003.
This year is special for local oilmen. The industry celebrates its 120th anniversary. We remind that in 1899 the first oil was produced at the Karashungul field in the Atyrau Province. This was the starting point for the development of the Kazakhstan oil and gas industry.