Caspian Pipeline Consortium
The startup operations of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (hereinafter CPC) became an important event in the history of Kazakhstan oil industry in 2001. It is one of the priority areas of Kazakhstan oil export deliveries.
CPC provides an outlet for Kazakhstan oil from the sea terminal located in Yuzhnaya Ozereyevka village (Novorossiysk city) to the world markets. At the moment, there are measures taken to extend the flow capacity of CPC, which provide for a stage-by-stage increase of the flow capacity of the pipeline from 28.2 up to 67 million tons per year, among them 52.5 million tons of Kazakhstan oil per year.
In 2015, two oil pump stations Atyrau and Tengiz were put into operation after reconstruction and modernization. At the moment, the construction works on other two pump stations А-NPS-4 and А-NPS-3А in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan are being finished.
For more detailed information please visit the official website of CPC (www.cpc.ru).
The Atyrau-Samara pipeline provides access to the markets through the territory of the Russian Federation by way of Transneft public joint-stock company pipeline system to the ports of the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea and to the Eurasian Economic Union’s Customs Union land boundaries.
At the moment, the flow capacity of the Atyrau-Samara pipeline amounts to 17.5 million tons per year. Only 15 million tons were transported by the Atyrau-Samara pipeline in 2016.
Kazakhstan-China oil Pipeline
Kazakhstan-China pipeline is one of oil export directions, which helped to provide the ability to deliver raw hydrocarbon deposits from West Kazakhstan mine field to the prospective market of China.
In 2006 the Atassu-Alashankou pipeline with the flow capacity of 10 million tons per year was put into operation. The construction of the Kenkiyak-Kumkol pipeline with the flow capacity of 10 million tons was complete in 2009.
At the moment, there are extension works performed on the Kazakhstan-China pipeline, within the frames of which it is planned to extend its flow capacity stage-by-stage on all its sections from Atyrau to Alashankou up to 20 million tons per year in accordance with the increase of demand in export capacity growth and internal market requirements, including the following arrangements:
- Atassu-Alashankou pipeline flow capacity extension up to 20 million tons per year– completed in December 2013;
- Kenkiyak-Atyrau pipeline reverse and extension up to 12 million tons per year;
- Kenkiyak-Kumkol pipeline extension up to 20 million tons per year;
- Kumkol-Atassu pipeline section reconstruction and extension;
At the end of 2016, oil transportation through the Atassu-Alashankou pipeline in the direction of China constituted 10.1 million tons of oil.
Marine oil transportation
Marine oil transportation is carried out by the vessels of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” subsidiary - NMSK Kazmortransflot LLP. The main operative routes of the sea transportation are as follows:
- Aktau-Baku (the Caspian Sea);
- Aktau- Makhachkala (the Caspian Sea);
- Routes from the ports of the Black Sea.
In 2016 the amount of oil transportation by NMSK Kazmortransflot LLP comprised 7,1 million tons, among them 2.9 million tons on the Caspian Sea and 4.2 million tons on the Black Sea.