During september and october 2019 Corrocoat Caspian was appointed by KPo (Karachaganak Petroleum operating b.v.) as a key contractor for the lining of process vessels during a shutdown event which happens only once every five years.
KPO b.v. is a consortium of international oil companies Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, Chevron, LUKOIL and KazMunaiGas who are developing the huge Karachaganak gas condensate field – one of the world’s largest. Located in northwest Kazakhstan it covers an area of over 280 square kilometres and holds an estimated gross reserve of over 2.4 billion barrels of condensate and 16 tcf of gas.
Corrocoat Caspian was required to mobilise more than 100 operatives and all their equipment, including 18 airless pumps, to line 50 process vessels with Corrothane XT. The material was manufactured by Corrocoat in Almaty. Corrothane XT was selected because of its resistance to Karachaganak’s harsh processing conditions. The job was completed within three weeks, working 24 hours a day at four different plants concurrently. Although the schedule was tight, the Corrocoat team managed to complete part of the contract before the deadline allowing KPO to launch the facilities earlier than planned – resulting in significant savings. KPO management expressed its gratitude for the speed and quality of the work completed to a very tight schedule.