“KAZNEFTEGAZSERVICE-2017: Oilfield Construction and Engineering
Centrasia Group was one organizer “Oil and Gas Construction and Engineering” Conference in the city of Atyrau on March 17, 2017. The members of KazService Association of service companies of Kazakhstan continues its work in the format of the annual events held since 2012. The Conference is devoted to issues of design and construction in the oil and gas industry. One of the objectives of the Conference is the procurement plan and tender rules, which must be obtained from subsoil users. Contracts for hundreds of billions of tenge and opportunities of tens of thousands new jobs were discussed on the Conference. The economy of our country should receive all these when implementing projects for the further development of the Tengiz, Karachaganak and Kashagan fields.
Governors of the Mangistau and Atyrau regions, the management and employees of the relevant ministries and its subsidiaries, National Chamber of the Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan and large subsoil users took part at this Conference. Also the members of KazService Association, the representatives of the local and foreign Associations, local and foreign construction and engineering companies participated in this event. Signing of key memorandums on joint ventures and consortia between Kazakhstani companies and the world’s leading oilfield services industry is planned.
Bakhtiyar Maken, a deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, commented that the Ministry of Finance and the working group of the deputies of the Parliament are working to improve the legislation. It is going to have some changes, which will affect the procurement of large companies. So that Kazakhstani businesses could participate in these purchases on an equal level with international corporations.
Such policy will allow to develop local companies to the international level. For example, the “Logic” Company is now one of the first exporters of services to other countries. In particular, the company is currently working in the Yamal, Russian Federation. It has major part in the oil and gas project in Georgia. Specialists of Logic company, having passed a high training according to the Tengizchevroil standards, are highly valued abroad.
Serbolat Shorayev, the head of the logic company, explained that at the moment they have 350 people working on this project. This is starting from the bottom-up of electricians and finishing with project managers. In the future, the staff will increase to a thousand people.
Such a policy allows development of local companies that begin to compete with international players on an equal level. But there are still few of such companies. In order to become competitive, it is necessary to unite efforts. Together with state support, this will allow us to win new niches in projects for the development of mineral resources.