Karachaganak is a producing conventional gas field located onshore Kazakhstan and is operated by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block Karachaganak. Buy the profile here.

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Two expansion projects are associated with the Karachaganak conventional gas field, namely the Karachaganak Expansion 1A and the Karachaganak Expansion 1B. The expansion projects are currently in the construction stage, targeting start-up during 2024 – 2026.

Field participation details

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

Production from Karachaganak

The Karachaganak conventional gas field recovered 59.27% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2018. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2069. The field currently accounts for approximately 13% of the country’s daily output.

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: Baker Hughes, Bonatti, Amarinth, Montazhspetsstroy and Metalfar Prodotti Industriali

About Karachaganak Petroleum Operating

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV (KPO) is an independent upstream oil and gas company. The company extracts processes and exports oil and gas from its interest in the Karachaganak field in NorthWest 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 Seas and to the Eastern market in Russia. It operates for consortium partners including Shell, ENI, Chevron, Lukoil, and KazMunaiGas. KPO is headquartered in Western Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakhstan.

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This content was updated on 7 February 2024

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