The main objective of the hearings was to inform the regional community on geophysical studies held and their impact upon environment.
The following geophysical studies are planned in spring/summer of 2006 at Tub-Karagan and Atashsky areas:
Marine oil operations will be performed in strict accordance with the environmental laws of Kazakhstan. All field activities will be accompanied by the environmental monitoring. Industrial and utility waste will be transported to shore and handed over to specialized utilization facilities according to zero discharge system.
The environmental impact estimated as minimal. Therefore, the final hearings protocol contains consent with the marine oil operations at Tub-Karagan and Atashsky areas.
The total in-place hydrocarbon reserves of Atashsky are 248,8 mmtoe, reserves of Tub-Karagan - 324 mmtoe.
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