KazMunayGas Opens Representative Office in Aktau
On 23 June, JSC NC “KazMunayGas” opened a Representative Office in Aktau.
Magzum Mirzagaliyev, Chairman of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” Management Board, attended the Representative Office opening ceremony. Kurmangazy Iskaziyev, Deputy Chairman of KMG’s Management Board for Exploration and Production, was appointed as Head of KMG’s Representative Office. KMG’s Office will supervise the company’s activities in the Western region as listed below:
- Interfaces with local executive and central governmental authorities, trade unions of KMG’s subsidiaries and contractors,
- Coordination of public employment projects,
- Supervision over production programs, target performance indicators and field development,
- Coordination of the Common Remuneration System and HR activities at KMG’s subsidiaries,
- Acceptance of reports submitted by individuals and legal entities regarding the activities of KMG’s subsidiaries, etc.
“We currently implement a number of initiatives in Mangistau Region to improve the social well-being of the local community, and also manage the investment projects to increase the oil and gas reserves and production rates. The office in Aktau will be in charge of important tasks, so the opening of the Representative Office in this region and the company’s top managers and specialists based in this Office will help promptly and efficiently address all production and social issues,” noted Mr. Mirzagaliyev.
The Representative Office will be located in the building of NMSC Kazmortransflot LLP, a KMG subsidiary.
During his business trip to Mangistau Region, KMG’s Head also visited the formation water desalination plant at the Karazhanbas field, which will be put in operation in the near future. The plant will ensure desalination of associated formation water. Karazhanbasmunai JSC will be able to cover its own production and household water needs and will reroute the free water volumes previously supplied from the Astrakhan – Mangyshlak water trunkline to the region’s population.
Mr. Mirzagaliyev noted that the projects intended to supply potable water to the region’s population are specially controlled by Kazakhstan President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and KMG is partly responsible for fulfilling the assigned tasks. The company also plans to build a sea water desalination plant in the village of Kenderli and to upgrade and extend the Astrakhan – Mangyshlak water pipeline.
During his business trip, the Chairman of the Management Board also visited the production facilities of Ozenmunaigas JSC, KazGPP LLP and Mangistaumunaigas JSC. The heads of the subsidiaries updated Mr. Mirzagaliyev on the current progress of KMG’s social projects and activities in the region implemented under the Mangistau Region Integrated Social and Economic Development Plan for 2021 to 2025 (IDP).
Twenty-two projects and activities involving KMG are planned in the region under the IDP for a total of 425 billion tenge. Among them are the activities to maintain social stability at the Group’s enterprises and their contractors, to implement investment projects and create new jobs, as well as to finance social projects.
The Mangistau Region Integrated Social and Economic Development Plan for 2021 to 2025 was approved by the RK Government Resolution in November 2021.
Eighteen enterprises of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” operate in Mangistau Region; their total headcount is over 32.5 thousand people, or approximately 52% of the KMG Group’s employees. The region’s share in KMG’s total oil production is 43%.