Petroleum Industry Cluster to be Created in Kazakhstan

Petroleum industry development in Kazakhstan was discussed during the July 3 Congress of the National Petroleum Industry in Aktau.

Among the items addressed at the congress was expected government supportfor petroleum and gas production and refining, petroleum and gas chemistry, mechanic engineering and branch services in the Atyrau, Mangistau and WestKazakhstan regions. The support is expected to come within the frames of the State Programme for Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development (SPAIID) of Kazakhstan.

It was also announced during the congress that the Oil and Gas Ministry of Kazakhstan, the Kazakhstan National Chamber of Entrepreneurs and the Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund will become members of a National Cluster Council. Functions of the cluster integrator will be provided by Kazakhstan’s state oil and gas company KazMunayGas. Baiterek National Holding is going to be the fiscal agent.

The congress also approved a resolution outlining proposed petroleum industry development. The resolution will be forwarded to the Parliament of Kazakhstan. One of the resolution’s suggestions is the creation of a National Cluster Council, which would address problems related to the development and promotion of supplementary legislations concerning oil and gas sector development; the creation of high-speed communication between production, service, science and personnel cluster departments; organisation of various forums to solve problems of further cluster development.

Among the congress’ participants were Akim (Governor) of the Mangistau region, Alik Aidarbayev, Vice-Minister of Oil and Gas Industry of Kazakhstan ,Magzum Myrzagaliyev, Managing Director of Oil Assets Management of the Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund Malik Salimgereyev, Executive Director of Human Capital Assets Development at Kazenergy Togzhan Kozhaliyeva, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kazakhstan National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Yekaterina Nikitinskaya, as well as representatives of Kazakhstan’s state oil and gas company KazMunayGas, Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Institute and other petroleum industry enterprises.

The congress was organised by the akimat (regional government) of the Mangistau region and the Kazakhstan National Chamber of Entrepreneurs.

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