How much do you need to invest in the electricity sector to establish a stable energy supply in Kazakhstan?

In recent years, Kazakhstani electric power industry has been experiencing serious difficulties. In many regions, power outages are becoming increasingly common. Oil and gas industry suffers, oil production is falling, and it... Read more »

Why there is need to build gas processing plants without gas?!

Why does Kazakhstan need a gas processing plant without gas?! In 10 years the “contract of the century” for the development of the Tengiz field will expire. We discussed with a technical... Read more »


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the North Caspian Project   2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the execution of an agreement establishing a Consortium for conducting research  in the... Read more »

Katie Leach: Britain invested £ 849.6m in Kazakhstan in 2020

Recently, British Ambassador Katie Leach paid a working visit to Atyrau. Petrocouncil met with her and was able to talk with her about cooperation between the UK and Kazakhstan, as well as... Read more »

Kevin Lyon: Future Expansion Project 83% Completed

In February 2021, Kevin Lyon was appointed General Director of Tengizchevroil LLP. He replaced the then head of the company, Ymer Bonner, in this position. Previously, Kevin Lyon held a variety of... Read more »

Richard Howe interview: We work hard on staff development and nationalization

Under Managing Director Richard Howe, NCOC has become one of the most effective and transparent oil and gas companies in Kazakhstan. Thanks to Richard Howe for the interview in which he spoke... Read more »


NCOC Managing Director Richard Howe responded mass media questions about measures taken by the Company to prevent the spread of coronavirus and about its current production operations. – How has COVID-19 impacted... Read more »

Does Kazakhstan need a plant for the production of polyethylene?

13 years of planning and designing In May 2007 Kazakhstan’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry approved a feasibility study for the development of a gas-based petrochemical complex in the country’s Karabatan, Atyrau... Read more »

How PSA helps domestic business, especially during the emergency

«PSA» development director Dastan Abishev, in an interview with, spoke about the work being done to support the business and oilfield services. Especially during the state of emergency associated with coronavirus. Read more »

How has a citizen of Kazakhstan become an employee of oil industry highly demanded all over the world

Petrophysicist (physicist of rocks) of Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) – Syo Yegor shared his formula of success with and told us about his profession. Read more »

Atyrau Energy Challenge: How to develop your IT startup

Atyrau Energy Challenge 2019 became a launching pad for starting company Neural Shield — winner of the contest. Such projects as Atyrau Energy Challenge help young talents to establish a contact with... Read more »

Oil and gas of Kazakhstan: prospects and tasks. Expert’s opinion

Kazakhstan annually increases oil and gas production. Realization of large oil and gas projects is under way and is planned in the Republic, which will allow to boost production. Whereas prices for... Read more »

Why Kazakhstan companies do not participate in implementation of large scale oil and gas projects? Expert’s opinion.

Recently the president of the republic instructed the government and local executive authorities to strengthen the work pertaining to increase of supply of domestic goods and services to oil and gas companies.... Read more »

Why did US Under Secretary of State David Hale actually come? Expert Opinion

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale visits Nur Sultan on August 21. According to official information, he took part in a meeting in C5 + 1 format, dedicated... Read more »

President Tokayev: The oilfield services industry can become a driver of the country’s economic growth

The development of oilfield services in the republic will push the growth of domestic small and medium-sized businesses, the creation of productive and skilled jobs, the localization of high value-added productions. The... Read more »

How to get a job in the best companies of the world without connections and money

“I don’t want Kazakh boys and girls to think that without connections you will achieve nothing. When you know that there is no one to hope for, you can do what others... Read more »