Kazakh Atyrau refinery ready to process up to one million tons of Kashagan oil
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep. 18 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh Atyrau Refinery is ready to process up to one million tons of Kashagan oil per year, Kazinform reported.
According to Atyrau Refinery's Director General Kairat Urazbayev, following the reconstruction conducted by Japanese company "Marubeni", the refinery is able to process up to one million tons of oil, similar to the Kashagan one.
Kashagan is a large oil and gas field in Kazakhstan located in the north of the Caspian Sea. Its geological reserves are estimated at 4.8 billion tons of oil. The total oil reserves amount to 38 billion barrels, some 10 billion out of them are recoverable reserves. There are large natural gas reserves at the Kashagan field - over one trillion cubic meters.
Oil production at Kashagan oil and gas field was launched on Sep. 11.