Kairat Sharipbaev, CEO of JSC «KazTransGas», and Margulan Karibekov, CEO of JSC «NC «Social and entrepreneurial corporation «Saryarka» attended the ceremony of signing.  

This agreement provides for integration of efforts to execute the methane exploration in coal beds of Sherubainurа coal district of Karaganda coal basin. According to this document they will carry out exploration works, including research and development and experimental development works oriented at study of gas content of this area and development of more optimal methane exploration technologies in Karaganda coal basin. 

All exploration works will be performed according to «Project of methane exploration works of coal beds in Sherubainurа District of Karaganda coal basin» approved on August 23, 2013.

Following exploration works under the project of exploration works and receipt of required geological information Parties will carry out all required procedures to include methane reserves of coal beds to the state balance of mineral resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

FOR REFERENCE: The project is implemented according the plan of measures (the road map) on implementation of personal address of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on methane exploration and production in Karaganda coal basin approved on 14.03.2014. JSC «KazTransGas» in order to carry out exploration works examined several areas of Karaganda coal basin. Based on the analysis performed they chose Sherubainurа area (subsoil user is JSC «NC «SEC «Saryarka»). In 2015 JSC «KazTransGas» will start exploration works (drilling of several wells, core sampling and estimation of gas reserves).    

JSC «KazTransGas» continues to examine global practice of exploration of coal bed methane (hereinafter - CBM). In February this year specialists of the company visited production facilities of LLC «Gasprom Еxploration Kusnetsk» (affiliated enterprise of OJSC «Gasprom»). Finally they signed Memorandum of Cooperation which provided for common principles of cooperation between participants. They are planning to visit production facilities of Indian and Chinese companies which successfully implemented projects on exploration of CBM.   

In addition, JSC «KazTransGas» jointly with the Ministry of Energy and Association «KazEnergy» initiate legislative measures to support projects on exploration and production of CBM. This tendency shall be innovative in the field of hydrocarbon material exploration and one of non-conventional energy carriers which forecast resources allow considering it as an alternative component of fuel and energy base of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This issue is important and in future shall contribute as one of alternative variants of gasification for central and northern regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

JSC «KazTransGas» is the national gas and gas supply operator of Kazakhstan. Group of JSC «KazTransGas» includes enterprises and organizations producing, transportating and selling gas and gas products. 

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