Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV (KPO) today received the first of two three-phase superheavy thick-walled separators manufactured in Kazakhstan by order of the company. This separator was delivered from Atyrau city to one of the key production facilities of the field - the Karachaganak Processing Complex (CPC) - to modernize the oil treatment system.
KPO placed orders for the manufacture of three-phase separators at domestic enterprises - Belkamit LLP and Atyrauneftemash LLP - based on the results of the interregional visit of the company's delegation to Atyrau Oblast in April 2016.
Bakytzhan Doskaziev, the KPO local content development manager, said that this initiative is one of the examples of successful cooperation with Kazakhstan producers, which demonstrates the company's efforts aimed at the development of local content in the Karachaganak project in accordance with the state plans for industrialization 4.0.
"Today we see a real result of the work of domestic machine builders, to whom KPO has entrusted the manufacture of such technologically sophisticated equipment. These separators from a clad corrosion-resistant metal 71 mm thick were first manufactured in Kazakhstan. They will be put into operation in the very near future, while we are ready to continue working to load domestic manufacturers with our orders, "- Bakytzhan Doskaziev."
According to Valery Myasnikov, Deputy General Director by production of AtyrauNefteMash LLP, technological modernization of the company's production processes was carried out to fulfill this order, which as a result allowed to increase the output of produced oil and gas equipment. In particular, a new welding procedure for thick-walled metal with a clad layer and a special plasma cutting technology was implemented. In addition, equipment for ultrasonic diffraction-time non-destructive testing was installed, as well as a new larger heat treatment furnace.
As Bakytzhan Doskaziev noted, the priority direction in KPO activity is to render the greatest possible assistance in transferring advanced technologies to domestic enterprises. The company regularly implements a number of projects aimed at supporting local commodity producers. For example, KPO is assisting in the certification of three domestic machine-building plants according to the international standards of ASME.
"As a result of the efforts undertaken by KPO, the competitiveness of domestic industrial enterprises is increasing. In general, since the signing of the Final Production Sharing Agreement in 1997, the share of local content in procurement of goods, works and services of KPO exceeded $ 6.7 billion", added he.