Pipelines examination at Kashagan to be finished in April
Astana. April 7. KazTAG - Pipelines examination at Kashagan field will finish in April 2014, said Uzakbay Karabalin, Minister of Oil and Gas.
"In April we plan to conduct examination and the final control in 25 spots in the water part of the field. Such operations are conducted not in one hour or one day," he said.
According to the Minister certain failures at the pipelines must not affect the system, while the revealed failures must be considered in order to be minimized in the future.
"Oil stocks have been confirmed at the field, the wells are working appropriately, as a whole the complex is functioning," he added.
In his words, in order to prevent such situations more than 2000 welded joints have been checked, more than 6000 m of pipelines have been inspected, and the data are being processed in special labs.
As reported, about 30 defects of gas and oil pipelines had been detected at Kashagan field.