“Dear participants of today’s conference! Allow me to welcome you, to thank for the fact that you have responded to the invitation and are present here today. This is the second KDR Roundtable, with last year’s event being held under the slogan "we will not drill uneconomical wells"

We will not drill uneconomical wells that are unecomical at the project level, and the motto of today's conference is “do not to drill unecomical wells at the project level”.”

Sauat Mynbayev, President, JSC NC KazMunayGas, KDR Opening address 2016

KDR Well Engineering Forum 2019

The 5th KDR, Well Engineering Forum, will take place in Nur-Sultan on the 12th of September 2019. The forum includes oil and gas conference case study examples with roundtable panels and open discussion sessions, including exhibition booths, covering Kazakhstan's upstream industry.

With the second ­largest oil reserves as well as the second ­largest oil production among the former Soviet Republics after Russia, Kazakhstan is at the forefront of the oil and gas sector in the Caspian region.

The KDR is fully supported by the National Company KazMuanyGas and the SRI PDT KazMunayGas as the Platinum Sponsors and General Event Partners.

Covering topics from drilling to completions and stimulation, to production and EOR.  The event also covers the equipment used on the rigs from top drives, drill pipe to power generation and control systems.

The KDR is a great opportunity for operators, drilling contractors, service companies and vendors to share knowledge and experience and develop a better understanding of the field development challenges faced by the industry.

The event has quickly become a must attend event for senior corporate and technical managers from the major operators, service companies, drilling contractors and equipment vendors.

The forum sets the benchmarks for the future development of the oil and industry in Kazakhstan and allows international companies to build long lasting business relationships with the key players in the Kazakh Oil and Gas market.

KDR Regional News

NOVATEK: Lower Achimov Development Confirmed

NOVATEK: Lower Achimov Development Confirmed

PAO NOVATEK today announced that Arcticgas, a joint venture between NOVATEK and PAO Gazprom Neft, successfully completed a horizontal well number “U2802” targeting the lower Achimov formation at the Urengoyskoye field...

Caspian Sunrise: MJF Structure Moves to Production License

Caspian Sunrise: MJF Structure Moves to Production License

The Board is delighted to announce receipt of the much anticipated MJF license upgrade. Accordingly, the majority of oil produced from the MJF structure on the BNG Contract Area may now be sold by reference to international rather than domestic prices...

Ensco Rowan plc to Change Its Name to Valaris plc

Ensco Rowan plc to Change Its Name to Valaris plc

Ensco Rowan plc announced today that it will change its name to Valaris plc, effective July 31, 2019. Following its name change, the Company’s ordinary shares will trade under the new ticker symbol VAL...

Caspian Sunrise: MJF Licence Update

Caspian Sunrise: MJF Licence Update

The Board of Caspian Sunrise is pleased to provide the following operational update at its flagship BNG asset. The board of Caspian Sunrise are pleased to confirm that the signed protocol from the Ministry of Energy has been received...

Total: Maersk Oil Acquisition Marks Change in Strategy

Total: Maersk Oil Acquisition Marks Change in Strategy

Total is on the acquisition trail again. Its US$7.5 billion purchase of the oil assets of shipping group A.P. Møller-Maersk, announced on August 21st, is a change both from its recent strategy and those of its super major peers...