• 3 minutes War for Taiwan?
  • 7 minutes How China Is Racing To Expand Its Global Energy Influence
  • 10 minutes Is it time to talk about Hydrogen?
  • 10 mins U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 6 hours CV19 VACCINE : Medical Ethics , "Do no harm"
  • 9 hours Tesla Semi
  • 9 hours “Cushing Oil Inventories Are Soaring Again” By Tsvetana Paraskova
  • 1 day “Consumers Will Pay For Carbon Pricing Costs” by Irina Slav
  • 4 hours British PM Eyes Banning Gasoline and Diesel Car Sales
  • 80 days China Must Prepare for War Says State Media
Norway To End Oil Production Cuts On December 31st

Norway To End Oil Production Cuts On December 31st

Western Europe’s largest oil producer,…

The Oilfield Service Industry Will Never Truly Recover

The Oilfield Service Industry Will Never Truly Recover

The oilfield service industry may…

How China Took Control Of Exxon’s Supergiant Iraqi Oilfield

How China Took Control Of Exxon’s Supergiant Iraqi Oilfield

Reports that suggest that China’s…

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews. 

More Info

Premium Content

This Giant Oil Field Just Hit An Impressive Production Record

The giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan hit a record-high oil production of 400,000 bpd on Tuesday, a few weeks after returning from planned maintenance, three sources familiar with the field’s production data told Reuters on Wednesday.

Before the month-long halt due to maintenance, the Kashagan oil field was pumping between 330,000 bpd and 340,000 bpd.

Planned maintenance at Kashagan began on April 14 and ended on May 19, ten days ahead of schedule, Kazakhstan’s energy ministry said in a statement on May 20, adding that on the first day of production resumption, output reached 70,000 bpd.

In recent months, crude oil production at Kashagan, which started in 2016, has been more than 300,000 bpd, making the Kazakh field one of the largest offshore oil fields.

Kashagan has reserves of 13 billion barrels of crude and in-place resources of as much as 38 billion barrels. Its development has been challenging, mainly because of climatic and geological peculiarities, and because of cost overruns that saw the final budget more than double on the initial US$20 billion to US$50 billion. There have been plans to bring the field’s production rate to half a million barrels daily.

Kazakhstan is part of the non-OPEC group of oil producers that have joined OPEC’s efforts to rebalance the oil market and prop up oil prices. Kazakhstan has pledged to cut 40,000 bpd of its production and keep it at 1.86 million bpd between January and June. Related: OPEC+ Has Only One Choice As Oil Prices Slide

Kazakhstan’s oil production averaged 1.8 million bpd in the first four months of 2019, according to energy ministry data.

After a meeting of an OPEC+ panel in Saudi Arabia in May, Kazakhstan’s energy ministry said that the country is interested in continued coordination of the OPEC+ producers to regulate the oil market.

Kazakhstan sees the need for continued cooperation and is ready to discuss possible changes to the deal, the energy ministry said. The OPEC and non-OPEC meetings are currently scheduled to take place on June 25 and 26 in Vienna, although reports have started to emerge that the cartel may delay the summit to the following week.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News