Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian

Project: Kashagan Development Experimental Program

Location: Kazakhstan

Company: Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company

Installation Date: 2007


Tratos & Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company cooperation

Tratos has provided to the Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company, achieving complete customer satisfaction, the following types of cables: 

Power cable type number & description: Energy cables from 1 kV to 33 kV, armoured and unarmoured, fire retardant and fire resistant, from 1.5 to 300 cross section, single, 3 core, 4 cores, multicores;

Instrument cable type number and description: Instrumentation cables, single and double screened, armoured and unarmoured, fire resistant and non-fire resistant, pair, multipairs;

Control cable type number & description: Control cable, multipairs, fire resistant or flame retardant, armoured and unarmoured.

Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company

Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Company N.V. was founded in 2001. The Company’s line of business includes operating oil and gas field properties. Agip KCO changed its name to North Caspian Operating Company N.V. In 2015, NCOC B.V., NCOC N.V. and NCPOC B.V. have merged into one company.

About North Caspian Project

The North Caspian Project is the first major offshore oil and gas development in Kazakhstan. It covers three fields: Kashagan, Kairan and Aktoty.

The giant Kashagan field ranks as one of the largest oil discoveries of the past four decades, with approximately 9-13 billion barrels (1-2 billion tonnes) of recoverable oil. The Kashagan reservoir lies 80km offshore from the city of Atyrau in 3-4 meters of water, and is more than 4km deep (4,200 meters).

In 2016, the first offshore oil in the history of Kazakhstan was commercially produced from Kashagan. The Operator of the project, North Caspian Operating Company N.V. (NCOC), completed a major pipeline replacement project ahead of schedule and on September 28 re-opened the first wells offshore.

The first million tonnes were exported in the first days of 2017, and NCOC safely reached actual production levels of over 200,000 barrels per day in mid-2017.Given its scale and technical complexity, the North Caspian project will be developed in phases. The estimated cost of Kashagan Phase 1, which began commercial production in 2016, is about US$55 billion.

Tratos is very pleased to contribute toward achieving Goal 7 of the UN Global Goals to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 13: Climate Action, and Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

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