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Roxtec seals Kazakhstan oilfield order

10 August 2010

Bury-based safety seal firm Roxtec has won a significant contract to supply equipment to a project at one of the world’s largest oilfields. The company was contracted by Agip KCO, the agent company responsible for developing Phase One of the Kashagan project off the coast of Kazakhstan.

Roxtec products were used to seal the instrument control cables
Roxtec products were used to seal the instrument control cables

The project is operated by the North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) and Roxtec will provide cable transit seals to onshore processing facilities for the Kashagan oilfield. Roxtec products were used to seal the instrument control cables into the satellite instrumentation Control Buildings, the oil processing facility, gas processing facility and sulphur processing buildings. The seals have been installed in the walls and floors of these buildings to protect against fire, water and gas leakages.

Commenting on the contract award, managing director Graham O’Hare said: “This is a terrific contract and puts us at the heart of one of the largest oil projects in the world, working with some of the biggest companies in the sector. The use of our cable transit design software by the electrical and instrumentation engineers was critical to the success of the project. This also ensured that we worked with the client from early design through to construction.”

Agip KCO is currently undertaking the first phase of development, called the Experimental Programme, which will be followed by the Full Field Development Programme. Production is expected to start in 2012 with around 75,000 barrels per day, reaching a daily peak of 1.5 million barrels. The Caspian Sea oilfield, discovered in July 2000, is estimated to hold 38 billion barrels of oil, with 11 billion potentially recoverable.

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