KazMunayGas expects Kashagan oil processing complex to restart in coming days

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kazakh energy company KazMunayGas said on Saturday it expects the Bolashak onshore processing complex at the giant offshore Kashagan oilfield to resume operations in the coming days after repair work in a complex unit.

β€œAt the moment, all mechanical repair work, aimed at restoring production levels, has been completed. The unit should be operational within a few days,” the company said following a visit from its chief, Magzum. Mirzagaliyev, in Kashagan.

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Production at Kashagan, one of the largest oilfields in the world, fell sharply on August 3 due to a gas release.

Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov told Reuters earlier this month that Kashagan would resume production at 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of October after maintenance.

Kashagan is operated by the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC), which includes TotalEnergies, Eni, Shell, Exxon Mobil, KazMunayGas, Inpex and China National Petroleum Corp. (Report by Vladimir Soldatkin, edited by Louise Heavens)


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