What will happen to the gas processing plant at Kashagan?

The changes that took place earlier this year in the country’s O&G industry may affect the implementation of major projects in Kazakhstan. In particular, the question arises whether the construction of a... Read more »

How TCO develops local content in Kazakhstan

Tengizchevroil has been producing oil in Kazakhstan since 1993. TCO’s direct financial payments to Kazakhstan in Q3 2021 amounted to more than $158 billion. Over the entire period of its operation 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 »

The official event in Atyrau

On November 15th, an official event was held in Atyrau dedicated to the annual Review of TOP-30 Women-Leaders in the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan 2021 and TOP-20 Expats contributing to... Read more »

Alfa Bank and Petrocouncil have signed the memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation

Alfa Bank together with Association of the «council of strategic partnership development in oiland gas industry «Petrocouncil» have signed the memorandum of understanding on mutualcooperation. The target of the memorandum is the... Read more »

TOP-30 women-leaders in the oil&gas industry

Petrocouncil.kz presents an annual review of the ,TOP 30 women-leaders in the oil&gas industry of Kazakhstan who have beein contributing to the development of the industry and who have played a huge... Read more »

Story about ESS company at Tengiz

Petrocouncil continues a series of articles on major oil and gas contractors. This time we continue with ESS Support Services – divisions of Compass Kazakhstan LLP which provides services at the Tengiz... Read more »


Tengizchevroil pays great attention to the development of Kazakhstani content in the oil and gasindustry. One of the directions for promoting domestic business is the Joint Initiative of the EuropeanBank for Reconstruction... Read more »

TOP-20 expatriated who have made significant contribution to the development of local content

On the eve of the Oilman Day Petrocouncil.kz presents an overview of the TOP-20 expatriated who have made and are making significant contribution to the development of local content in the oil... Read more »

Assylbek Jakiyev: “The consequences of the crisis will be felt for another 2-3 years”

Oilfield service is one of the important sectors of the economy of Kazakhstan. Hundreds of Kazakhstani SMEs have been working in the sector, thousands of Kazakhstanis have been working to support their... Read more »

Karachaganak KEP-1 project

Today, a forum was held by KPO on the expansion project of the Karachaganak KEP-1 project with the participation of the general contractor SICIM / KSS LLP. The purpose of the forum... 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 »

GATE Construction

Petrocouncil continues to publish articles about EPC contractors that work in big oil&gas projects in Kazakhstan. This time we will focus on the Turkish company JSC “Gate Inshaat Taahhut Sanayi ve Ticaret”.... Read more »

Petrocouncil met with new General director TCO Kevin Lyon

Petrocouncil met with new General director TCO Kevin Lyon where issues of further cooperation were discussed at the meeting. TCO and Petrocouncil noted that there is strategic interaction between parties on various... 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 »


Petrocouncil.kz together with the ecological association Ecojer, the Ministry of Ecology, the Information and Analytical Center of the Ministry of Ecology, and the eco-association Kazwaste held a webinar to clarify the new... Read more »