On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I welcome participants, organizers and guests of Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference "Oil and Gas" - KIOGE 2018!
Oil and gas complex of Kazakhstan was and remains one of the key budget-forming industries, on which country's energy security directly depends.
Annually significant investments are made in oil and gas industry of the republic.
I am confident that new Code on Subsurface and Subsurface Use, passed in last year, will become a serious incentive for investments activation in the field of geological prospecting.
Per year exhibition KIOGE firmly entered the calendar of significant events of fuel and energy complex, uniting authoritative experts, representatives of major foreign companies and consortiums.
I hope that participation in this exhibition for majority of companies will be a real opportunity to open their potential, strengthen competitive advantages and lay foundation for long-term and reliable partner relations.
I wish all participants and guests interesting discussions in a constructive way, successes and fruitful work!
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
I am pleased to welcome you at the 26th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference “Oil and Gas - KIOGE 2018”.
Over the past decades, the exhibition and conference has established itself as a key event in the oil and gas industry. Since its establishment, the National Company “KazMunayGas” has traditionally been involved in the forum and continues to support the reputable forum as one of the leading sponsors.
The economic changes in recent years have become a real challenge for Kazakhstan’s oil industry. We managed to adapt to these changes, get out of the turbulence state and gain the stability of the course. It was not easy. The national company KazMunayGas launched a large-scale business transformation program: we optimized the structure of the Group, reducing management levels and getting rid of non-core assets. We have almost finished the modernization program of the processing sector, having solved the problem with the production of high-octane fuel in the country. KMG concluded a historic agreement with China, for the first time it began to export significant volumes of gas from its fields to the People’s Republic of China. We are deeply engaged in scientific research on innovations in the sphere of hydrocarbon exploration and production, and this work is now bearing fruit.
We unite our companies in a single brand KMG, which, I dare to hope, for many years of successful work of KazMunayGas, has become recognized both in Kazakhstan and abroad.
New time requires concrete deeds. Participation in such a well-known industrial exhibition and conference gives us the opportunity “to check the clock” in all relevant issues with the major players of the market - investors, international oil and gas companies, equipment suppliers - not just by formally participating in the conference, but acting, as they say, to reach a positive result.
I am confident that KIOGE - 2018, as in past years, will confirm its status as a business platform, which will present the best achievements, show the latest technologies and find the solution to the most complex problems.
I would like to wish all participants of the 26th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference “Oil and Gas - KIOGE 2018” successful work, interesting discussions and fruitful cooperation.
Chairman of the Board
NC “KazMunayGas” JSC
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
As a strategic partner of the organizers of this important industry event, on behalf of the Kazakhstan Association of Oil-Gas and Energy Sector Organizations KAZENERGY, I would like to welcome all participants of the 26th International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference KIOGE 2018.
For many years, the exhibition and conference KIOGE has been respected among professionals and a status industry event, an effective form of sharing experiences and establishing mutually beneficial contacts.
Today, the focus of all participants in the energy sector is directed to such global challenges as the climate agenda, geopolitical tensions in the world, digitalization of production and “smart” technologies.
All these trends dictate the urgent need to revise the approaches to further development of oil and gas and energy companies.
I sincerely believe that the rich experience of KIOGE will create the best conditions for communication and contribute to the establishment of a profound and meaningful professional dialogue between its participants.
I wish you productive work, new achievements, success and prosperity!
On behalf of the Union of Oilfield Services Companies of Kazakhstan (KazService) I am very glad to welcome all participants and guests of the 26th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference - KIOGE 2018!
KazService has been supporting organization of KIOGE for several years already and we are proud of such a significant partnership with Iteca. In addition to a large scale, this year we also have paid special attention to usefulness of the event. Especially for participants of the exhibition we organized B2B meetings with general contractors of the largest operators, such as Tengizchevroil, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating and the North Caspian Operating Company. Having experience in organization of similar negotiations between companies, and also considering that almost all general contractors are members of our Union, we maximally involved the major players of oilfield services market in this event.
Probably oil service market of Kazakhstan at the moment is one of the most interesting markets for international contractors. Prospects for development of the market, taking into account current major projects such as PBR-PUUD, PRC, are evaluated very positively. Separately it is worth noting upcoming offshore projects of such deposits as Kalamkas-Sea, Khazar, Zhambyl, Satpayev, etc., which again acquired investment attractiveness at the expense of tax privileges prescribed in new Subsurface Code.
We are convinced that every participant of KIOGE 2018 will find something useful for his company and receive a lot of new fruitful acquaintances. KazService is ready to develop cooperation in every way between Kazakhstan and international contractors.
Chairman of the Presidium
Union of Oilfield Services Companies of Kazakhstan (KazService)
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
I am delighted to welcome all of you at another KIOGE gathering, taking place for the 26th time, and I believe this is the only sectoral event in our country that has such a long and sustainable history.
If we go back to the history behind the creation of this project, the original idea to hold an exhibition of such type in the city of Almaty was supported at the most senior level. In the early 90s, national oil-and-gas industry faced the challenge to attract investors. The government of the country had carried out a great deal of work before the large foreign consortiums established joint ventures in Kazakhstan. And those companies became the first participants of the exhibition. In other words, KIOGE became the hallmark of the petroleum industry of Kazakhstan and took its rightful place in the history.
It is truly rewarding that KIOGE continues to unite petroleum producers, transport companies, service providers and other organisations from different countries. This is a long-awaited event for which we make plans and preparations every year.
However, starting from this year, in unison with the memorandum signed between the KazEnergy Association and Iteca Company, KIOGE will be held every two years. I do agree with this decision as it will improve the quality of the event and attract attention of even larger number of specialists. I have no doubt that today will be a new milestone in the development of KIOGE which will bring many new discoveries to all of us.
Let me wish productive meetings and rewarding negotiations to all participants of Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference KIOGE. Let this gathering bring you only very positive impressions.
President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists
Ladies and gentlemen!
On behalf of Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, I welcome all participants, organizers and guests of the 26th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference Oil & Gas - KIOGE 2018.
Formation of oil and gas sector served as the basis for world industrial development, laying the basis for technical and social progress. The role of this sector is dominant in economy of our countries. In conditions of global competition and instability of external market, increase in competitiveness of producers becomes the main direction of development of economy of our countries.
The Russian Federation for the Republic of Kazakhstan is one of strategic partners in oil and gas sector, and presence of Russian companies at the exhibition is personification of close historical ties connecting our countries.
Exhibition and conference "KIOGE 2018" has established itself as one of the most important and demanded in Central Asian region, already for many years being a professional platform for discussion of problems of fuel and energy complex development and demonstration of advanced technological solutions in oil and gas sector.
The basis of partnership and interaction that are laid on such important events will undoubtedly allow conducting permanent dialogue on a very wide range of issues, which is constantly expanding, and is of interest both for Russia and for Kazakhstan.
I wish all participants and guests of international exhibition and conference "KIOGE 2018" successful work and excellent results!
Sales Representative of
the Russian Federation in
the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ladies and gentlemen!
On behalf of Atakent KCBC and on my own behalf, I am pleased to welcome participants and guests of the 26th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition - KIOGE 2018!
Exhibition and Conference KIOGE is an important work platform for oil and gas industry specialists, effective tool for increase in sales and expansion of sales territory of oil and gas equipment. The exhibition is one of the largest industry events in Kazakhstan and Central Asia and traditionally gathers over 158 companies representing more than 14 countries of the near and far abroad, including leading oil and gas producers, manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and technologies for oil and gas industry.
I am confident that Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition - KIOGE 2018 and business program of Oil and Gas Technology Conference will attract great interest from specialists and will make a significant contribution to development of international cooperation, serve to strengthening of business ties, conclude mutually beneficial contracts and successfully implement industry projects, and will also promote to active exchange of views on issues and problems of industry development.
I wish all participants and guests of the exhibition great success, interesting contacts and profitable contracts!
Chairman of the Board of Directors
JSC KBCC “Atakent”