Oil Production Resumes at Kashagan Oilfield

NUR-SULTAN – Oil production resumed gradually at the Kashagan oilfield on the night of Aug. 10, reported the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC).

Kashagan oilfield in the Atyrau Region. Photo credit: NCOC Facebook account.

It is expected that there will be limited gas flaring at the offshore and onshore production facilities under appropriate permits.

According to NCOC, gas flaring is a standard process for restarting such complex production operations as the Kashagan field and will be conducted intermittently for a limited amount of time.

The resumption of operations comes just a few days after the Bolashak Onshore Processing Facility on Kashagan oilfield suspended its operation on Aug. 3 as a result of a gas release within the perimeter of the site.

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