Use of water resources

Due to the fact that the main operations of the group of companies are carried out in the Central Asian region where water is a precious and scarce natural resource, we are aware of our responsibility to society and the environment and are committed to the rational use of water resources.

Water is used in all production processes, as well as for domestic needs of rotational camps. The main sources of water withdrawal are surface and underground water bodies.

The greatest impact of the group of companies is on Ural River and Kigach River located in the western region of the country. These water bodies are reservoirs of fishery significance and are the habitat for sturgeon species, mammals and birds listed in the Red Data Book of Kazakhstan.  In order to prevent impact on the biodiversity of river ecosystems, we conduct a series of environmental measures, including the installation of fish protection devices integrated on the water intake structures, repair and maintenance of wells.

Due to the significant increase in the number of oil fields in Mangystau and Atyrau regions and the use of secondary methods of oil production, reservoir waters produced during oil production are used for the maintenance of artificial reservoir pressure.

The reduction of the negative impact of wastewater discharge is achieved by purification of industrial and domestic wastes in specialized treatment facilities. The two-stage wastewater treatment using mechanical and biological methods allows achieving the required quality of discharged wastewater in accordance with environmental legislation.