During a working visit to the region the Prime Minister has held a meeting at which energy minister of the RK K. Bozumbayev, Director of Trade and Investment of Great Britain K. Cyrus, director general of the Union of service companies N. Zhumagulov, deputy chairman of the Committee of Machinery and metal of the NCE P. Beklemishev delivered reports.
The meeting participants discussed the problems of the oilfield services sector and ways to solve them. So, in 2015-2016 more than 2.5 thousand people were released.
It was noted that the employment of these people is a very important issue for the Government. The implementation of such major projects as the expansion of the Tengiz field, Karachaganak project and the resumption of work at Kashagan will increase the volume of contract work.
In this regard, Prime Minister instructed the Minister of Health and Social Development of the RK T. Duysenova to establish a working group on the employment of redundant workers in oilfield services sector.
Besides, K. Massimov instructed the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan K. Bozumbayev to establish a working group to involve Kazakhstani oilfield service companies in the major oil and gas projects.
In oilfield services market of Kazakhstan there are more than 1000 companies with 160 thousand employees.
The domestic oilfield services market includes drilling services, design, construction, geophysical surveys. The greatest number of people employed in this sector ( 32% or more than 30 thousand people) is concentrated in Atyrau region, in Mangistau region (29%), in Aktobe (15%) and 12% in Kyzylorda and West Kazakhstan regions.
At the end of 2015 the overall cost of oilfield services in the sphere of subsoil use exceeded 1.3 trillion tenge. The Government of Kazakhstan controls the issue of increasing the share of local content in the procurement of subsoil users.