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Message par energy_isere » 04 avr. 2019, 01:24

Poutine et le nouveau président kazakh discutent nucléaire et défense

AFP parue le 03 avr. 2019

Le président russe Vladimir Poutine et son nouvel homologue kazakh, Kassym-Jomart Tokaïev, ont promis mercredi de renforcer encore "l'amitié" entre les deux pays, notamment dans le domaine militaire et le nucléaire, deux semaines après la démission surprise de l'ex-président kazakh Noursoultan Nazarbaïev.

"Je vais faire tout mon possible pour renforcer davantage le potentiel déjà atteint d'amitié entre nos peuples", a déclaré M. Tokaïev au Kremlin, lors de sa première visite officielle à l'étranger.

Il a fait l'éloge des relations "exemplaires" entre la Russie et le Kazakhstan sous son prédécesseur qui a été au pouvoir dans ce pays d'Asie centrale pendant environ 30 ans.

"Nous proposons d'avancer vers de nouvelles formes de collaboration", a souligné pour sa part M. Poutine après la rencontre.

"J'entends par là avant tout la construction d'une centrale nucléaire au Kazakhstan avec des technologies russes", a-t-il ajouté.

Premier producteur mondial d'uranium, le Kazakhstan envisage le lancement de sa première centrale atomique avec l'aide, notamment, de la Russie.

L'année dernière, la Russie a débuté la construction d'une centrale en Ouzbékistan, la première en Asie centrale.

M. Poutine s'est également félicité d'un renforcement des liens militaires entre le Kazakhstan et Moscou, citant la formation d'experts kazakhs en Russie.

Le choix de la Russie par M. Tokaïev pour son premier déplacement à l'étranger a été perçu par de nombreux analystes comme un gage de la continuation de la politique étrangère du Kazakhstan, allié de longue date de Moscou.

M. Nazarbaïev, 78 ans, a annoncé son départ le 19 mars. Il dirigeait le Kazakhstan depuis l'époque soviétique, d'abord en tant que premier secrétaire du Parti communiste local puis à partir de 1991 comme président de ce pays d'Asie centrale aux riches ressources en hydrocarbures. Il continuera toutefois d'occuper des fonctions clés dans le pays.

Kassym-Jomart Tokaïev, 65 ans, jusqu'alors président du Sénat, est devenu président par intérim en attendant la prochaine présidentielle prévue en avril 2020.

M. Tokaïev a été deux fois ministre des Affaires étrangères, et Premier ministre du Kazakhstan de 1999 à 2002.

Sa première décision en tant que président a été de demander de rebaptiser la capitale du pays, Astana, qui est devenue "Nur-Sultan", le prénom de l'ancien président.
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Message par energy_isere » 09 juin 2019, 09:49

Le Kazakhstan est le premier producteur mondial d'uranium avec 40 % de la production.
Ils prévoient 22800 t en 2019.
Top uranium producer is gloomy about nuclear power, for now

June 5, 2019

Don’t expect an upswing in the global uranium market anytime soon.

“In our models, we don’t get excited on the demand side,” said Galymzhan Pirmatov, chief executive officer of Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan’s state-owned mining company that’s the world’s biggest supplier.

With construction of nuclear power plants at a 10-year low, uranium demand remains weak. That’s holding prices so low that mining companies have been wary of increasing production. Kazatomprom’s output will increase about 5% this year, to as much as 22,800 tons, and then will be flat in 2020, Pirmatov said Wednesday in an interview in New York. While he hasn’t yet made a decision on 2021, he doesn’t see much to get excited about, at least in the short term.

“I do believe prices are too low,” he said. Uranium has slumped 15% this year to $24.35 a pound as of Wednesday. Kazakhstan controls about 40% of the world’s supply of the metal, and Kazatomprom accounts for half of that, making it the biggest producer.

There were 55 nuclear plants under construction in the first quarter, the lowest number in a decade, according to BloombergNEF. While China is booming, with 11 of those projects, developed countries remain wary. That’s partly due to lingering concern from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear catastrophe in Japan, and partly due to high costs, Pirmatov said.

“Growth is coming from developing markets these days,” where access to electricity remains a key barrier to growth, he said. Seven of the reactors under construction are in India.
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Message par energy_isere » 04 juil. 2019, 19:08

Total approuve le développement d'un champ pétrolier au Kazakhstan

AFP parue le 04 juill. 2019

Total a approuvé jeudi le développement d'un champ pétrolier qu'il exploite au Kazakhstan, correspondant à un investissement de 300 millions de dollars et une "production de plus de 70 millions de barils de réserves supplémentaires".

"Total et ses partenaires ont approuvé la Phase 3 du développement du champ de Dunga situé à terre dans la Région de Mangystau" dans l'ouest de ce pays d'Asie centrale, a annoncé le groupe français dans un communiqué.

Une opération qui comprend "le raccordement de puits supplémentaires aux infrastructures existantes et l'augmentation de la capacité de traitement de l'usine de 10% à 20 000 barils de pétrole par jour en 2022" et "créera 400 emplois directs de plus dans la région, au plus fort du chantier de construction".

"Ce projet, qui présente un bas coût d'investissement au baril, permet de maximiser le potentiel du champ et de prolonger le plateau de production", a indiqué Arnaud Breuillac, directeur général exploration-production de Total, cité dans le communiqué.

Ce développement a été possible après l'approbation du gouvernement du Kazakhstan "quant à l'extension de 15 ans de l'accord de partage de production (PSA) du champ de pétrole de Dunga signé en 1994 et dont l'expiration était prévue en 2024", lit-on dans le communiqué.

Le champ pétrolier de Dunga est exploité par Total (60%), aux côtés de la compagnie publique omanaise Oman Oil Company (20%) et du groupe portugais Partex (20%). Présent au Kazakhstan depuis 1992, Total y emploie près de 380 personnes.
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Message par energy_isere » 24 août 2019, 10:06

Kazatomprom annonce qu'il va prolonger sa réduction de production d'uranium de 20% sur 2021.
Kazatomprom prolongs uranium production cuts

20 August 2019

Kazakhstan's JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom says it will continue to "flex down" production by 20% through 2021, rather than to the end of 2020 as originally planned. Full production will not resume until market conditions signal a need for more uranium, it said.

The company in December 2017 announced that it would reduce planned uranium production by 20%, compared to planned levels under Subsoil Use Contracts, over three years from January 2018. It has now said it will extend the production curtailment, in a decision which reflects the fact the uranium market is still recovering from a period of oversupply, and uranium prices remain low.

"As the largest uranium producer in the world, Kazatomprom recognises the need for global output to better align with current demand," it said.

The full implementation of this decision would remove up to 5,600 tU from anticipated global primary supply in 2021, Kazatomprom said. The company's 2021 production would remain below 23,000 tU (100% basis), which is expected to be in line with production in 2019 and 2020.

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Message par energy_isere » 20 oct. 2019, 10:26

Suite de ce post du 2 sept 2017 http://www.oleocene.org/phpBB3/viewtopi ... 9#p2260919

Le premier lot d'uranium d'uranium enrichi en provenance d'Oran en France est arrivé à la '' banque'' de l' AIEA au Kazakhstan.

Le prochain viendra de Kazatomprom.
IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

18 October 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) yesterday took delivery of the first shipment of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built storage facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan. The delivery marks the official start of operation of the IAEA LEU Bank, aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel.

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Canisters of LEU at the IAEA fuel bank in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Image: Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Last November the IAEA announced that, following an open tender, it had signed contracts to purchase LEU from Kazakhstan's NAC Kazatomprom and France's Orano Cycle. The IAEA noted the procurement was its largest since the Agency was founded in 1957.

The first LEU shipment, from France's Orano Cycle, was transported by truck to a French port, then shipped to Russia and subsequently transported to Kazakhstan by train. The entire journey took four weeks to complete. The shipment comprised 32 cylinders of LEU - sufficient for one reload of fuel for a typical light water reactor.

"With the arrival of the first shipment, the IAEA LEU Bank is now established and operational," declared IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta. "It is the first time the Agency has undertaken a project of this legal, operational and logistical complexity."

The IAEA expects to receive the second LEU shipment, from Kazatomprom, by the end of this year.

The Bank is part of global efforts to create an assured supply of nuclear fuel to countries in the event of disruption of the commercial market or other existing LEU supply arrangements. It will provide an assurance of a supply mechanism of last resort for IAEA member states which experience a supply disruption owing to exceptional circumstances and are unable to secure nuclear fuel by other means. States wishing to purchase LEU from the Bank must have in force a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the IAEA and be in good standing regarding their obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The physical reserve will hold up to 90 tonnes of LEU. The IAEA-owned and -managed 880 square metre high-security warehouse in Ust-Kamenogorsk, where the material will be stored, was officially inaugurated in August 2017.

Kazakhstan in 2011 offered to host the IAEA LEU Bank in response to an IAEA request for expressions of interest. A Host State Agreement between the IAEA and government of Kazakhstan was signed on 27 August 2015. The IAEA describes the Ulba Metallurgical Plant, where the storage facility is situated, as a licensed nuclear site with commercial scale operations and the complete infrastructure to safely and securely store, transport and process LEU. The IAEA and Russia have signed a transit agreement to enable LEU to be delivered to and from the Bank.

The establishment and operation of the Bank has been fully funded by voluntary contributions from IAEA Member States and other donors totalling USD150 million, which the agency says is sufficient to cover estimated costs for 20 years of operation.

Other assurance of supply mechanisms established with IAEA approval include a guaranteed physical reserve of LEU maintained by Russia at the International Uranium Enrichment Centre in Angarsk, Russia, and an assurance of supply guarantee for supplies of LEU enrichment services in the UK. The USA also operates its own LEU reserve.
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Message par energy_isere » 22 oct. 2019, 08:14

Shell veut se retirer de projets au Kazakhstan en mer Caspienne.
Oil majors are quitting two projects in the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan because of high costs and low profitability, a unit of Kazakhstan’s state oil and gas firm KazMunayGas said on Monday.

21 oct 2019

Shell has decided to pull out of the Khazar field, and the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) consortium—of which Shell is a part—is quitting the Kalamkas project, according to Kazakhstan’s energy ministry.

Shell has already invested US$900 million in the Khazar project, but has faced challenging economics amid high investments.

“Our partners’ decision is based on the low profitability of these projects against the background of high capital expenditures,” Reuters quoted the KazMunayGas unit as saying on Monday.

The shareholders in the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) are Kazakhstan’s state oil and gas firm KazMunayGas, France’s Total, Italy’s Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), and Japan’s Inpex.

Kazakhstan had hoped that the consortium could be working with Shell on the development of the Khazar field, which is close to the giant and already producing oil field Kashagan operated by the NCOC consortium.

But in view of the high costs—which had also plagued the development of the Kashagan field—Shell is now reconsidering its participation in the Khazar field, as oil majors continue to look for low breakeven projects for profits and returns on investment.

At Kashagan, crude oil production started in 2016 and is currently around 400,000 bpd. This makes the Kazakh field one of the largest offshore oil fields in the world.

Kashagan has reserves of 13 billion barrels of crude and in-place resources of as much as 38 billion barrels. But its development has been challenging, mainly because of climatic and geological peculiarities, and because of cost overruns that saw the final budget more than double on the initial US$20 billion to US$50 billion.
https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... tspot.html

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Shell Kazakhstan
We have a 16.8% interest in the offshore Kashagan field, where the North Caspian Operating Company is the operator. This shallow-water field covers an area of approximately 3,400 square kilometres. Phase 1 development of the field is expected to lead to plateau production of about 300 thousand boe/d, on a 100% basis, increasing further with additional phases of development. After the start of production from the Kashagan field in September 2013, operations had to be stopped in October 2013 due to gas leaks from the sour gas pipeline. Following investigations, it has been decided that both the oil and the gas pipeline will be replaced. Replacement activities are ongoing, with production expected to restart in 2017.

We have an interest of 55% in the Pearls PSC, covering an area of approximately 900 square kilometres in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea. It includes two oil discoveries, Auezov and Khazar.
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Message par energy_isere » 11 nov. 2019, 10:06

Production de pétrole au Kazakhstan depuis 2012

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