Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 30
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh JSC KazTransOil has completed a project on the reconstruction of its oil pumping station (OPS) named after T.Kasymov, according to a message from the company.
"The project was launched in 2013. Its aim was to provide the technical possibility of transporting up to four million tons of light oil to Atyrau-Kenkiyak per year wihin a period until completion of projects to increase the Kenkiyak-Atyrau oil-trunk pipeline's capacity," the company said.
JSC KazTransOil jointly with JSC NWPC MunaiTas plans to implement a number of projects on further increasing the Kenkiyak-Atyrau oil-trunk pipeline's capacity.
A project has been prepared for reconstruction and expansion of the pumping station at the oil pipeline's 663 kilometre stretch.
Another project has also been prepared on redevelopment of the Aman oil pumping station, in order to enable the growth of the oil pipeline's capacity towards the Kenkiyak Head Oil Pumping Station (HOPS) up to six million tons per year.
It is also planned to increase the oil pipeline's capacity to 12 million tons per year through the reconstruction of existing intermediate oil pumping stations and construction of two more.
The OPS named after T.Kasymov (formerly Atyrau OPS) and located in the Atyrau oblast (region) was commissioned in 1969 as part of the Uzen-Atyrau-Samara oil-trunk pipeline and is included in the Atyrau oil pipeline department of JSC KazTransOil's western branch.
Currently, the oil pumping station (OPS) receives oil from almost all Kazakh fields from Uzen-Atyrau, Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), Martyshi-Atyrau and Kenkiyak-Atyrau oil-trunk pipelines. The OPS also receives oil transported by rail.
The OPS production activity is provided by more than 200 people.
The Kenkiyak-Atyrau oil-trunk pipeline is owned by JSC NWPC MunaiTas, with 51 percent its stakes being owned by KazTransOil and 49 percent owned by the CNPC Exploration and Development Company Ltd.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.M.