Oil and gas basins of Kazakhstan
The oil & gas basins of Kazakhstan can be grouped into four revealed or prospective oil & gas provinces in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Exploration in those provinces in which oil and gas has already been extracted had, by 2010, led to the discovery of more than 200 oil, gas, oil-and-gas and condensate hydrocarbon accumulations. Of these, the Kashagan, the Tengiz and the Karachaganak fields can be considered giants.
Oil & gas basins of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has a share in four oil & gas provinces:
- Southern Emba
- Northern Emba
- Eastern Emba
- Northern Pre-Caspian
- Western Pre-Caspian
- Northern Caspian
- Central Pre-Caspian
2. The Mangistau-Usturt Basin lies in the Mangistau and Aktyubinsk areas of Kazakhstan.
- Southern Mangishlak
- Northern Buzashi
- Northern Usturt
3. The Central Kazakhstan Basin lies in the eastern and southern areas of Kazakhstan.
- Southern Torgay
- Eastern Aral
4. The Western Siberian Basin is in the northern and northeastern region of Kazakhstan, north of the Kokshetauskikh mountains. The geology is of a platform type, with a Mesozoic cover overlying a Paleozoic basement.
- Northern Kazakhstan
- Karachaganak Field - a natural gas condensate field in Kazakhstan
- Kashagan Field - an oil field located in Kazakhstan, situated in the northern part of the Caspian Sea
- Khvalynskoye gas field - a conventional gas condensate field located in the Kazakhstan's sector in the northern part of the Caspian Sea
- Kurmangazy oil field - an offshore oil field in the Kazakh section of Caspian Sea.
- Tengiz Field - an oil and gas field located in northwestern Kazakhstan's low-lying wetlands along the northeast shores of the Caspian Sea
- Kazakhstan's Gas: Export Markets and Export Routes, by Shamil Yenikeyeff, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, November 2008