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November 10, 2021

Karachaganak Conventional Gas Field, Kazakhstan

By Carmen

Karachaganak is a producing conventional gas field located onshore Kazakhstan and is operated by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating. The field is located in block Karachaganak.

Three expansion projects are associated with the Karachaganak conventional gas field, namely Karachaganak Production Plateau Extension Projects (Stage 2M), Karachaganak Expansion 1A and Karachaganak Expansion 1B. The expansion projects are currently in the commissioning, approval and feed stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Lukoil Oil and National Company KazMunayGas.



Production from Karachaganak

The Karachaganak conventional gas field recovered 45.08% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production expected in 2023. The peak production will approximately 247.47 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 1,121 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2078. The field currently accounts for approximately 16% of the country’s daily output.

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Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 3,175.8 Mmboe, comprised of 2,077.02 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 6,592.7 bcf of natural gas reserves. Karachaganak conventional gas field reserves accounts 1.03% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.



Contractors involved in the Karachaganak conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Karachaganak project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: Fluor and National Company KazMunayGas

Other Contractors: Amarinth, Baker Hughes, Bonatti, Montazhspetsstroy (Russia) and Paladon Systems

About Karachaganak Petroleum Operating

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV (KPO) is an independent upstream oil and gas company. The company extracts process and export oil and gas from its interest in Karachaganak field in North West Kazakhstan. It operates production units in this asset and exports products through different export routes. KPO’s oil and gas products include unstable liquids, raw gas, stable liquids, and sweet gas. The company’s export routes connect Western countries through Caspian and Black Sea; and to Eastern market in Russia. It operates for the consortium partners including Shell, ENI, Chevron, Lukoil, and KazMunaiGas. KPO is headquartered at Western Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakhstan.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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