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01.08.2017

Operating results for the first six months of 2017

Production

Overall, KMG EP, including its stakes in Kazgermunai (“KGM”), CCEL (“Karazhanbasmunai”) and PetroKazakhstan Inc. (“PKI”), produced 5,885 thousand tonnes of crude oil (240 kbopd) in the first six months of 2017, a 3% decrease over the same period of 2016.

Ozenmunaigas (“OMG”) produced 2,703 thousand tonnes (110kbopd), a 3% decrease as compared to the same period of 2016, mainly due to fewer wells drilled. Embamunaigas (“EMG”) produced 1,399 thousand tonnes (57kbopd), 1% less than in the same period of 2016. The total volume of oil OMG and EMG produced was 4,102 thousand tonnes (167kbopd), a 2% decrease compared to the same period of 2016.

The Company’s share of production from CCEL, KGM, and PKI for the first six months of 2017 amounted to 1,783 thousand tonnes of crude oil (73kbopd), which is 6% less than in the same period of 2016, mainly due to a natural decline in production of oil at PKI.

It should be noted that KMG EP is actively studying methods to enhance oil recovery and preparing redevelopment of certain mature fields to stem the natural decline.

Crude oil supplies and sales of oil products

In the first six months of 2017, the Company’s combined crude oil sales from OMG and EMG were 4,084 thousand tonnes (163kbopd). This includes 2,766 thousand tonnes (110kbopd) of crude oil for export and 1,318 thousand tonnes (53 kbopd) of crude oil to the domestic market, which is 32% of the total sales volume.

Out of 1,318 thousand tonnes (53 kbopd) of crude oil supplied by OMG and EMG to the domestic market, 1,042 thousand tonnes (42 kbopd) were supplied to Atyrau Refinery and 276 thousand tonnes (11 kbopd) were supplied to Pavlodar Refinery.

During the first six months of 2017 sales of oil products were 1,282 thousand tonnes as per the oil processing scheme. For more details about volumes of sales of oil products please see Table No.2.

The Company’s share in the sales from CCEL, KGM, and PKI was 1,763 thousand tonnes of crude oil (72 kbopd), including 769 thousand tonnes (30kbopd) supplied to export markets and 994 thousand tonnes (42 kbopd) to the domestic market, which is 56% of total sales volume.

Table No.1. Production and sales of oil in the first six months of 2017

 

ktonnes

 

 

 

kbopd

 

6M2016

6M2017

 

y/y, %

 

6M2016

6M2017

Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG

2,779

2,703

 

-3%

 

112

110

EMG

1,407

1,399

 

-1%

 

57

57

Total from OMG and EMG

4,186

4,102

 

-2%

 

169

167

KGM, 50%

730

711

 

-3%

 

31

30

CCEL, 50%

526

528

 

0%

 

19

19

PKI, 33%

636

544

 

-14%

 

27

23

Total from joint ventures

1,892

1,783

 

-6%

 

77

72

Total oil production

6,078

5,885

 

-3%

 

246

240

Oil sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG and EMG

             

Uzen-Atyrau-Samara

1,359

1,439

 

6%

 

54

57

CPC

1,105

1,327

 

20%

 

44

53

Export

2,464

2,766

 

12%

 

98

110

Atyrau Refinery

1,280

1,042

 

- 19%

 

51

42

Pavlodar Refinery

424

276

 

- 35%

 

17

11

Domestic market

1,704

1,318

 

- 23%

 

68

53

Total from OMG and EMG

4,168

4,084

 

-2%

 

167

163

Export, %

59%

68%

         

Domestic market, %

41%

32%

         

KGM (50%)

             

Export

197

123

 

-38%

 

8

5

Domestic market

529

585

 

11%

 

22

25

Total from KGM

726

708

 

-2%

 

31

30

CCEL (50%)

             

Export

524

488

 

- 7%

 

19

18

Domestic market

-

20

 

100%

 

-

1

Total from CCEL

524

508

 

-3%

 

19

19

PKI (33%)

             

Export

201

158

 

-22%

 

9

7

Domestic market

424

389

 

-8%

 

18

17

Total from PKI

625

547

 

-13%

 

27

23

Total from joint ventures

             

Export

922

769

 

-17%

 

36

30

Domestic market

953

994

 

4%

 

40

42

Total from joint ventures

1,875

1,763

 

-6%

 

77

72

Export, %

49%

44%

         

Domestic market, %

51%

56%

         

Table No.2. Production and sales of oil products in the first six months of 2017

Oil products

Production

 

Sales

ktonnes

Atyrau Refinery

Pavlodar Refinery

Total

 

Atyrau Refinery

Pavlodar Refinery

Total

80 RON gasoline

13.65

11.65

25.30

 

13.67

12.81

26.48

92 RON gasoline

101.22

64.54

165.76

 

103.76

66.10

169.87

95 RON gasoline

11.68

4.19

15.87

 

18.67

4.83

23.50

Diesel fuel

311.48

94.41

405.89

 

221.6

90.56

404.40

Aviation fuel

6.78

-

6.78

 

3.0

-

6.39

Total light oil products

444.81

174.78

619.59

 

456.32

174.31

630.63

Vacuum gasoil

181.23

-

181.23

 

180.69

-

180.69

Mazut

302.74

39.41

342.16

 

315.47

44.24

359.72

Bitum

-

5.88

5.88

 

-

5.61

5.61

Total dark oil products

483.97

45.29

529.26

 

496.16

49.85

546.01

Liquefied gas

8.89

16.42

25.32

 

8.89

18.10

26.99

Furnace oil

13.27

-

13.27

 

14.07

-

14.07

Sulfur

0.55

1.79

2.34

 

0.66

0.24

0.90

Coke

29.42

11.97

41.38

 

28.99

31.81

60.80

Benzol

2.33

-

2.33

 

2.60

-

2.60

Others

-

1.54

1.54

 

-

-

-

Total other oil products

54.45

31.72

86.17

 

55.22

50.15

105.37

Losses

58.77

31.73

90.50

 

-

-

-

Total

1 042.0

283.52

1 325.52

 

1 007.70

274.31

1282.01

Notes

KMG EP is among the top three Kazakh oil producers based on the 2016 results. The overall production in 2016 was 12.2 million tonnes (245 kbopd) of crude oil, including the Company’s share in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PKI. The Company’s volume of proved and probable reserves excluding shares in the associates, at the end of 2016 was 182 million tonnes (1,327 mmbbl). The Company’s shares are listed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and the GDRs are listed on The London Stock Exchange. The Company raised over US$2bn at its IPO in September 2006.

For further details please contact us at:

KMG EP. Investor Relations (+7 7172 97 5433)

Saken Shoshanov

e-mail: ir@kmgep.kz

 

KMG EP. Public Relations (+7 7172 97 78 89)

Bakdaulet Tolegen

e-mail: pr@kmgep.kz

 

Bell Pottinger (+44 203 772 2500)

Henry Lerwill

e-mail: KMGEP@bellpottinger.com

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