The volume of oil production in the Kashagan field in eight months of this year amounted to 8.4 million tonnes, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said.
"Three major projects amounted to 35.8 million tonnes, including 8.4 million tonnes at the Kashagan field," K. Bozumbayev said at a government meeting on Tuesday in Astana.
The oil production in Kashagan in 2018 is planned at the level of 10.8 million tonnes. In 2017, Kashagan produced 8.35 million tonnes of oil. Kashagan is the first offshore oil and gas field in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea, as well as the largest international investment project in the country.
Commercial production at the field began on November 1, 2016.
Reported by ABC TV (Kazakhstan).