AKSAI, West Kazakhstan region, 30 July 2018 – Today Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. (KPO) has received the first of two three-phase super heavy thick-walled separators manufactured in Kazakhstan by the order of company. The separator was delivered from Atyrau to one of the field’s key production facilities - the Karachaganak Processing Complex (KPC) as part of the Upgrade of Oil Treatment System at KPC Project.
KPO placed orders for manufacturing of three-phase separators with local companies - LLP "Belkamit" and LLP "Atyrauneftemash" following the results of the inter-regional visit of company's delegation to Atyrau oblast held in April 2016.
KPO Local Content Development Manager, Bakytzhan Doskaziyev, said: "This initiative is one of the examples of successful cooperation with Kazakhstan producers, which demonstrates the company's efforts aimed at developing local content in the Karachaganak project in accordance with governmental plan ‘Industrialization 4.0’".
"Today we see a concrete result of the work of domestic machine builders, to whom KPO has entrusted fabrication of such technologically complex equipment. These separators are made of cladded corrosion-resistant steel with thickness of 71 mm . They have been manufactured in Kazakhstan for the first time ever. Equipment will be commissioned in the very near future, and we are willing to continue working on placing our orders with our domestic producers", added Bakytzhan Doskaziyev.
According to Valery Myasnikov, Deputy General Director for Production of AtyrauNefteMash LLP, technological upgrade of the company's production processes was carried out in order to execute this order, which eventually allowed increasing plant’s capacity to manufacture more oil and gas equipment. In particular, a new welding procedure for thick-walled metal with a clad layer and a special plasma cutting technology were introduced. In addition, equipment for ultrasonic time of flight diffraction (ToFD) non-destructive testing was installed, as well as a new larger heat treatment furnace.
As Bakytzhan Doskaziyev noted, "One of the priority areas for KPO activity is to render the greatest possible assistance in transferring advanced technologies to local companies. The company implements a number of projects aimed at supporting local manufacturers. For example, KPO has been providing assistance to three domestic machine-building plants in certification according to the international standards ASME.
"As a result of the efforts undertaken by KPO, the competitiveness of domestic manufacturing enterprises is increasing. In general, since the signing of the Final Production Sharing Agreement in 1997, the share of local content in the procurement of goods, works and services of KPO exceeded $6.7 billion", he added.
For more detailed information please contact:
Sergei Pushkarev: PushkS@kpo.kz
Gulnara Sharibayeva: ShariG@kpo.kz
KPO Corporate Affairs Department