Kashagan D Island, Kazakhstan

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The Kashagan Field development is the largest offshore field in the North Caspian and is one of the largest oil field discovered over the last thirty years.

The field is located offshore, about 80 kilometres from Atyrau (Western Kazakhstan) and extends over a surface of approximately 75 km by 45 km. It is currently estimated that there are 38 billion barrels of oil-in-place of which in excess of 13 billion are recoverable.

The development of this field represents one of the greatest challenges of the petroleum industry given the following characteristics:

  • The reservoir is a deep, high-pressure reserve.
  • Shallow waters that range from 3 to 4 meters and freeze from November to March with sea-level fluctuations during the remainder of the year.
  • High (16-20%) sulphur content with associated production of hydrogen sulphide.
  • Extreme weather conditions varying from -30C in winter to +40C in summer.
  • A very sensitive environment with a variety of internationally protected species of fauna and flora.

Kentech were awarded a support services contract for the provision of electrical and instrumentation services.  Over the duration of the project we executed over 3 million manhours of offshore hook-up works, commissioning services on D-Island and A-Island

This has included the rapid mobilisation of 800 electrical and instrument personnel including all supervision and associated project management team.  This team comprised of over 700 people and the entire team was mobilised within a 10 week window.   In line with our policy of maximising local content, around 90% of our peak 1,300 manpower comprised of Kazakh nationals.  All personnel were directly hired, trained, mobilised and managed by us.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.