Ministry of Industry: 73 per cent of Kazakhstan’s hydrocarbon raw materials fall to Atyrau Province
Kazakhstan, Atyrau, June 20 /Trend D.Mukhtarov/
73 per cent of Kazakhstan's hydrocarbon raw materials fall to the country's Atyrau region, chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan Bazarbai Nurabayev said on Wednesday.
Nurabayev said that Kashagan, Kalamkas-sea, Kayran, Aktoty and Khazar deposits have been opened to date within the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea.
"As for the percentage of distribution of hydrocarbon reserves in Kazakhstan, they are as follows for oil; 73 percent falls to Atyrau province, four percent to Aktobe province, nine percent to West Kazakhstan province and 12 percent to Mangystau Province," Nurabayev said.
According to him, 27 percent of the gas and gas condensate falls to the Atyrau province, eight percent on Aktobe province, 50 percent on West-Kazakhstan province, and 10 percent on Mangystau Province.
As for the beginning of 2013, the state balance accounted for oil deposits on 246 objects of the subsoil use of hydrocarbon raw-material in the Kazakhstan Republic, that make up 3.2 billion tons (A + B + C1 categories) and 1.7 billion tons (C2 category) and altogether for Kazakhstan - 4.9 billion tons.
"The western region holds 96 per cent of country's oil deposits and 85 per cent of the hydrocarbon raw material sites. The largest reserves of the West Kazakhstan region namely 39 percent, are concentrated at the joint venture Tengizchevroil (for category A + B + C1); 28 per cent at the North Caspian Operating Company, five per cent at JSC Mangistaumunaigas and JSC Uzenmunaigas; four per cent at Karachaganak Integrated Organization and CNPC Aktobemunaigas, two per cent at JSC Embamunaigas, Buzachi Operating LTD, KazakhOil Aktobe LLP and Karazhanbasmunai JSC," Nurabaev said.
According to him, seven percent falls to the share of other companies of the Western region, including the general fund.