KIOGE 2018 is a platform for development of international cooperation and strengthening of Kazakhstan oil and gas industry

KIOGE once again proved its status as the largest oil and gas exhibition in Central Asia, demonstrating the latest technologies and samples of equipment from leading Kazakhstan and foreign manufacturers. This year, 250 companies from 15 countries took part in the exhibition.

September 26, 2018 in Kazakhstan the 26th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference "Oil and Gas" KIOGE 2018 opened its doors. Opening ceremony was attended by Dosmukhambetov Makhambet Djoldasgalievich - First Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Madiyev Almas Uskenbaevich - deputy akim of Almaty city, Iskaziev Kurmangazy Oryngazievich - Deputy Chairman of the Board for Exploration, Production and Oil Services of NC "KazMunayGas" JSC and Borodikhin Yuriy - Director of exhibition company Iteca.

In his welcome speech, First Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Makhambet Dosmukhambetov emphasized that "For 26 years the Conference has become a truly authoritative dialogue platform where representatives of all oil and gas companies of our Republic, countries of near and far abroad meet. The exhibition promotes an active exchange of views on development of the industry, development of effective proposals, which are necessary for implementation of both priority and long-term tasks. Introduced advanced developments of new technologies implementation to optimize oil production process enhances opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation".

According to Almas Madiyev, deputy Akim of Almaty, KIOGE site is very important for interaction of the state with representatives of oil and gas companies. "When such exhibitions take place, it is important that our Almaty companies take part in them, as our economy is formed on the basis of rendering highly qualified services," he added.

KIOGE 2018 presents the latest technological, engineering and software developments for oil and gas producing companies from the leading oil and gas and oilfield service companies: Kazmunaygas, Tengizchevroil, North Caspian Operating Company NV, Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Dow Chemical, Embamunaygas, Control Seal, Complect Armatura and Russian Export Center, as well as Baker Hughes a GE company, Fluor Kazakhstan Inc., Wabag, ILF and machinery and engineering holding company HMS Group.

As noted by Iskaziev Kurmangazy Oryngazievich, deputy chairman of the board for exploration, production and oil services of NC "KazMunayGas" JSC, KIOGE exhibition was a key event in oil and gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. "I am convinced that this exhibition, as during the past ten years, will confirm the status of business site, which presents advanced technologies of oil and gas industry, which corresponds to programs of modernization of economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan."

The international presence at KIOGE exhibition is represented by national stands of Canada, Russia, China and Germany.

Thus, Russian Export Center has unified 35 leading oil and gas exporting enterprises at its stand. Alexander Yakovlev, Russia's trade representative in Kazakhstan, noted: "The Russian Federation is one of strategic partners in oil and gas sector for the Republic of Kazakhstan, and presence of Russian companies at the exhibition is personification of close historical ties connecting our countries."

Within the framework of exhibition business meetings, presentations, negotiations between market participants will take place. Business program of the event included 12 events on actual market topics. The main emphasis was placed on development of digitalization and introduction of innovations.

During the first day, a series of seminars were held, in which experts discussed the issues of TCO digitalization, and NCOC spoke about achievements in local content at the SPC for 25 years.

During the second and third days of the exhibition, seminars will be held from the leading companies of Embamunaygas JSC, Tengizchevroil LLP, DOW and other leading industry organizations.

Official support for the event was provided by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty City Akimat, "National Company "KazMunayGas" JSC, Union of Service Companies of Kazakhstan.

KIOGE 2018 exhibition will last till September 28 inclusive.

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