Russia, Kazakhstan plan to establish joint gas and chemical cluster
Atyrau, Kazakhstan, Oct. 2
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
In his speech at the eleventh Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum, the governor of the Orenburg region of Russia Yury Berg urged Kazakh partners to create a joint gas and chemical cluster and a cryotechnology center in Orenburg.
"Obviously, it is extremely important for us to intensify partnership with Kazakhstan," he said. "We associate the prospects for further partnership with the three main directions, in particular, with the establishment of an innovative gas and chemical cluster at the Orenburg gas processing complex."
"The cluster development concept envisages an increase in the gas supply volumes from the Kazakh field Karachaganak, the depth of its processing, improving the quality of refining liquefied gases up to European standards, as well as introducing the innovative technologies of efficient processing of associated petroleum gas," he said.
"The implementation of this initiative will attract Russian and Kazakh subsoil users into a group of residents of the cluster," the governor said.
Berg said that Kazakh partners make significant contribution to the activity of the Orenburg Gas Chemical Complex.
He said annually, over 8 billion cubic meters of gas and nearly 1.5 million cubic meters of condensates is delivered to the region for processing from the Karachaganak field.
"The next direction is to create International Center for Low Temperature and Cryotechnology on the basis of the production areas of Orenburg helium plant. The project initiator is the Orenburg State University. I'm confident that this center will allow to increase the level of researches," he said.
The governor named the intensification of the personnel work as the third direction.
"A branch of the Russian State University of Oil and Gas, as well as the Training Center of Gazprom Orenburg JSC operate in the province," he said.
Berg added that it is advisable to create Eurasian Center for training, retraining and further training in the oil and gas industry in order to expand cooperation and exchange experience.