Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 29 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakh state oil and gas company "KazMunaiGas" has received state expertise's positive conclusion on the feasibility study of "Gas processing plant in West Kazakhstan region" plant, KMG said.
This project is being implemented by "KazMunaiGas" and Italian company "ENI" within a cooperation agreement signed on November 5, 2009.
The project was managed by "Directorate of KMG Enterprises under Construction " - a 100-percent subsidiary of "KazMunaiGas" national company. Eni company finances the process of working out the feasibility study.
The next stage is to work out the design estimate, scheduled for 2013-2014. It will be implemented with participation of Kazakh design organizations. They will be chosen by late January 2013.
A gas processing plant with a capacity of five billion cubic meters will process sulphureous associated hydrocarbon gas produced at the Karachaganak field.
The gas processing plant construction project aims to extract tank gas for Kazakh consumers and increase security of gas supply from its own sources, as well as to provide Kazakh northern and central regions with tank gas, including Astana and the ability to sell gas on the international market.
The expected term of the first phase of construction operations is 2014-2019, the second phase -2021-2023.
KazMunaiGas is the Kazakh national operator for hydrocarbon exploration, production, processing and transportation. The state owns 100-percent shares of the company.