The Karachaganak field is the biggest gas condensate field in Kazakhstan and is owned and operated by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO). The onshore field is spread over more than 280 sq km, near Aksai, in northwest Kazakhstan.
KPO approached Industrial Systems Group (ISG), an Amarinth agent and supplier of equipment for the oil & gas and associated industries in the Caspian region, following previous orders placed though ISG that were successfully fulfilled by Amarinth.
Amarinth is already familiar with KPO specifications from previous orders, in addition to supplying pumps to the challenging conditions of the Kazakhstan region. For these duties, the pumps will be winterised to work reliably in operating temperatures from -40C to 65C and will be manufactured in low temperature carbon steel. They are also designed to connect directly to existing KPO variable speed drives.
The pumps, which are required on a 40-week delivery, will be EAC Certified, proving the equipment complies with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) regulations and standards for customs clearance and trade. Amarinth is also handling the complex GOST-K Certificate of Conformity documentary evidence required by Kazakhstan law to prove that equipment meets Kazakhstan requirements and standards.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, said: “The confidence from KPO in Amarinth to deliver reliable pumps working in such arduous conditions underlines our on-going commitment, alongside our agent ISG, to the oil and gas industry in the Caspian region.”