NMSC Kazmortransflot LLP is the national sea carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, its primary objective being the development of the national marine trade and service fleets, and increasing the state’s participation share in sea transportation and offshore exploration of raw hydrocarbons. The company owns the largest and most modern fleet in the Republic of Kazakhstan — tankers, dry-cargo ships and tow-boats, large-size cargo freighters and barges for various purposes. The service fleet consists of:
- eight platform barges of the KMG series (dead weight of 3,600 tonnes);
- two MCV class ships — Berkut and Sunkar (dead weight of 5,200 tonnes);
- three tow-boats — Talas, Emba and Irgiz (40 tonnes of bollard pull).
Auxiliary fleet services
In 2004-2011 and 2015-2016, KMTF provided the services of production and transportation of rock material for construction of artificial islands at Kashagan field.
Since 2009, KMTF has been providing auxiliary fleet services for marine projects in the Caspian Sea: Kurmangazy, N-Operating, Zhambyl Petroleum, Satpayev Operating, Petronas Turkmenistan, Gap Insaat.
Project cargo transportation
In 2018-2020, as part of setting up the sea transportation system for Tengizchevroil LLP’s Future Growth Project, KMTF carried 90 large-size process modules with a total weight of 57,000 tonnes from the port of Kuryk to the new port in Prorva district in the northern Caspian Sea.
In 2019, KMTF towed the Satti JUR from Ersai’s base to the port of Baku.
In 2020, KMTF transported 25 large-tonnage and oversized cargo items with a total weight of 3,600 tonnes for construction of KPI Inc. LLP’s gas chemical complex from the port of Constanța, Romania.
Container cargo transportation
Since 2019, KMTF has been the General Sea Carrier of container cargo in the framework of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route on the feeder line along the Aktau-Baku-Aktau route.
12,434 TEUs were transported in 2020.
KMG Automation LLP
As part of the local content share (LCS) increase strategy, KMG Automation LLP has localised and obtained CT-KZ certificates for the following goods, including pressure sensors:
- Pressure sensors with LCS from 61.9% to 70.1%
- Telemetry and remote control system with LCS of 74.0%
- Shutoff valve block control cabinet with LCS of 65.5%
- REALIFT rod pump smart control system cabinet with LCS of 50.3%
- Low-voltage complete devices — automation and control cabinet with LCS of 54.5%
- Energy resource metering hardware and software suite with LCS of 63.2%
KMG Automation LLP also contributes to the development of local engineers — more than 90% of the company’s employees are citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. KMG Automation LLP provides regular training programs for engineers.
TenizService LLP is a modern dynamically growing company established in 2003 with the aim of developing the onshore support infrastructure for offshore oil operations in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea. Over the years of its operation, the Partnership has gained the reputation of a leading oilfield services company that provides a wide range of logistics and production services to the domestic and international oil operators in the Caspian Region. Since its foundation, the Partnership has built a number of infrastructure facilities in Mangistau and Atyrau Regions, which are successfully functioning and providing services to large offshore operators in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea (Offshore Oil Operation Support Base, Production Site, Marine Fuelling Station, North-Caspian Environmental Response Base, North-Caspian Sea Terminal, etc.).
North-Caspian Sea Terminal
The largest project of TenizService LLP is construction and commissioning of the Cargo Transportation Route currently called the North-Caspian Sea Terminal (NCST) in Zhylyoi District of Atyrau Region, which ensured acceptance, transshipment and transportation of 408 large-size modules with a total weight of 280,000 tonnes for the implementation of Tengizchevroil LLP’s Future Growth Project and Wellhead Pressure Control Project (FGP-WPCP) from April 2018 to December 2020.
The NCST has the status of a state border crossing point, which allows the vessels coming from another country to complete the border opening/closure procedure at the facility.
The NCST has the following main production assets:
- The North-Caspian Marine Canal 74.8 km long;
- A cargo offloading facility (berthing facilities) with the wharf wall over 1000 metres long and the central wharf wall 9.9 meters deep, which allows offloading of heavy and large-size cargo. The berth service area provides ship maintenance, fresh water and fuel bunkering, waste acceptance and other essential services for the ships;
- A temporary cargo storage facility of 16.97 ha in area, which ensures organised storage of general and large-size cargo. The production area of the temporary cargo storage facility has all necessary infrastructure for life support and project implementation, such as a rotation camp for up to 350 people that meets all modern requirements, a desalination plant for fresh water supply, sewage facilities, a helicopter pad, sheltered warehouses and workshops;
- An open hard-surface equipped site of 14.41 ha in area that has perimeter fencing, lighting and video surveillance and meets all statutory requirements for organisation of a customs temporary cargo storage warehouse;
- A 40-km motorway for large-size cargo transportation.
Thus, having all required infrastructure and being a fully autonomous and essential logistics element, the NCST is capable of accepting and transshipping large-size and general cargo.
Satti jack-up drilling rig
KMG Drilling & Services LLP is a national drilling service company that provides world-class drilling and integrated services and participates in joint projects with foreign partners.
One of the assets of KMG Drilling & Services LLP is Kazakhstan’s first jack-up drilling rig (JUR), Satti, built in 2017. The JUR is a Keppel FELS Class B 3-leg structure capable of drilling offshore wells more than 6,000 meters deep in water depths from 5 to 80 meters.
The JUR was upgraded in 2019-2021 at the base of Caspian Drilling Company Ltd. in Baku, which meets the requirements of most customers in the Caspian Sea.
In 2021, the JUR started drilling operations in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea on British Petroleum’s Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula.