PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources AO (PKKR) is an oil producing company registered in the Republic of Kazakhstan and engaged into development of oil fields and exploration blocks in the South Turgai basin: Kumkol South, South Kumkol, Kyzylkiya, Aryskum, Maibulak, East Kumkol and North Nuraly. During its operation in Kyzylorda Oblast PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources produced more than 51 million tons of oil, including 3.1 million tons in 2009.
For the purpose of fields and associated infrastructure development PKKR has carried out a number of major projects, including construction of collector systems at the fields, infield motor roads, systems for water injection into reservoirs for the purpose of reservoir pressure maintenance, oil storage tanks, as well as drilling and completion of wells. In 2007 PKKR constructed a 10 inch gas pipeline Kyzylkiya-Aryskum, put into operation an oil gathering system at Aryskum and Kyzylkiya fields, modified the reservoir pressure maintenance system at Kumkol field and also expanded the field camp at Aryskum field to provide accommodation to 200 additional people.
In 2008 gas utilization facilities were commissioned at Kumkol, Aryskum, Kyzylkiya and Maibulak fields: the works related to the gas re-injection at Kumkol field, the gas transportation system from Kyzylkiya to Aryskum field and the gas injection system at Aryskum field was completed. All construction and installation works were also fully completed under the gas utilization project at Maibulak field. On five sites of the gas gathering system at Kumkol field the construction, installation and pre-commissioning operations were completed at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, 2009.
Within the frameworks of the gas utilization program PKKR invested more than 143 mln USD into its implementation in years 2004-2010. The Company was among the pioneers that started to develop and implement the gas utilization programs in Kazakhstan.
Investments made by PKKR in the associated gas utilization include:
- Construction of a gas turbine plant at Kumkol
- Associated gas utilization facilities at KAM fields (Kyzylkiya, Aryskum, Maibulak)
- Associated gas gathering and utilization facilities at Kumkol
In 2010 together with JV JSC Turgai Petroleum the construction of the two additional gas turbine plants with the total capacity of 50 mW had started at Kumkol oilfield. Once this facility is commissioned, the total capacity of the Kumkol field power plant will amount to 100mW, which will ensure complete putout of flares at Kumkol field.
PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources continues to be one of the major sponsors for social and charity projects in Kyzylorda Oblast. During its operation in the republic the company has allocated significant funds for the implementation of sponsorship and charity projects. Total sponsorship in 2011 amounted to 4.8 million USD. The financial support provided by PKKR to schools, kindergartens, summer camp Arai Sunrise, as well as to hospitals, clinics and other institutions, is well known in Kazakhstan. Together with Kyzylorda Oblast Akimat the Company actively participates in strengthening and supporting the social and economic development of Kyzylorda Oblast. As part of the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between PKKR and the Oblast Akimat, in 2011 the company provided more than 3 million USD for various social, cultural and sports projects in Kyzylorda Oblast, including the support for some children institutions, development of rural settlements and utilities in Kyzylorda city.