Kazakhstan loses 12,000-13,000 tons of oil per day due to unscheduled repairs at TCO, awaiting repair on July 26-27

ASTANA, Jul 25 (Reuters) –

Kazakhstan loses 12-13 thousand. tons of crude a day due to unscheduled repairs at the country’s largest field, Tengiz, and awaits improvement on July 26-27, Deputy Energy Minister Alibek Zhamauov told Reuters.

Daily production of oil and gas condensate in Kazakhstan, which had previously stabilized after a power outage in the west of the country on July 3, fell again from July 21 to 227.9 thousand. tonnes per day from 243.4 thous. tons on July 20. Daily oil production in the country before the blackout on July 3 reached 252,000 tonnes. tone.

The deputy minister did not say exactly when the country’s largest oil and gas producer Tengizchevroil (TCO) began unscheduled repairs.

According to Zhamauov, the full restoration of oil production in Kazakhstan is planned for July 26-27.

“At the same time, according to TCO, the renovation of 3-4 lines is to start on August 1. The planned duration of the renovation is 40 days. At the same time, the daily production is about 60-61 thousand. tons per day,” said the deputy minister.

Kazakhstan expects an increase in oil and gas condensate production in 2023 to 90.5 million tons from 84.2 million tons in 2022, but according to the Ministry of Energy, the forecast may change due to major field repairs.

(Tamara Vaal, text by Maria Gordeeva)


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