Kumkol

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Kumkol is oil and gas field in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan.

It referes to the Turan petroleum province. It was opened in February 1984. It is located at 150-170 km north of the city of Kyzylorda.
Hydrocarbon deposits are located at a depth of 0.9 - 1.4 km. The initial production rate of wells is 20 - 130 tons / day. The density of 812-819 kg / m ³, the sulfur content of 0.11 - 0.52%, 10,8-11,5% paraffin, asphaltene 0,11-0,92%, resins 4,8-8,42%.
The Initial oil reserves are 280 million tons. The recoverable oil reserves Kumkol are 130 million tons, gas - 15 billion m3.
In the early 2000s, there was built the pipeline "Aryskum - Dzhusaly" (length 170 km) which delivers oil from the field in the bulk rail terminal near the village of Zhosaly.

In October 2010 the construction of the road Kyzylorda - Kumkol was completed, it lasted (with interruptions) since 1989. Total construction cost was about 5 billion tenge.

Kumkol is being developed by two oil companies: in the north - JSC "Turgay Petroleum" (joint venture of Lukoil and PetroKazakhstan - 50% each) and in the south PetroKazakhstan Kumkol Resources (joint venture of KazMunayGas and PetroKazakhstan by 33% and 67% respectively). Oil production in 2008 was 5.8 million tons.
Kumkol oil is transported through pipeline Kumkol-Atasu-Alashankou in China and in Chimkent refinery for the Kazakh market.


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