Kashagan to hold trial oil extraction launch before New Year

Planned oil production at Caspian field to begin in 2017

ASTANA - A test launch extraction of oil on the Kazakh oil field Kashagan, the world’s largest oil and gas field in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian shelf, will be held before the New Year. However, the planned oil production will begin only in 2017, Kazakhstan’s Economy Minister Erbolat Dosayev said on December 28.

“Projects Kashagan are realised at the expense of Finance Consortium (NCOC - North Caspian Operating Company). Work is ahead of schedule. We hope, that the test runs will be made ...

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