NCOC plans to replace all pipes at Kashagan
Astana. April 29. KazTAG - North Caspian Operating Company B.V. (NCOC) plans to replace all the pipes at Kashagan, reports the press-service of the company.
"According to the current estimation based on results of the tests, the pipeline and gasmain need total replacement that will be confirmed after researches completion. The operator is developing a plan of total replacement of the pipeline planned to be finished by mid 2014," reads the message.
The plan stipulates tenders in order to choose suppliers and contractors and define specification of the materials using available equipment.
The plan is aimed to replace the pipelines as soon as possible in order to resume production.
"Production resumption will depend on the results of research which will be available by the end of the 2nd quarter, however, production is not expected to be resumed in 2014," reads the message.