The importance of the Future Growth Project of Tengiz field is caused by emergence of the new Kazakhstan enterprises appeared today on the market together with foreign contract organizations. «MURA» consortium is considered as a good example of cooperation between local and foreign companies. It was created in 2017 by «Logic Services Kazakhstan» entering into group of «Centrasia Group» holding and one of world giants – the British company «Wood Group».
The consortium was named as “Mura”, which means “legacy” in Kazakh language and reflects the main concept of it. The agreement was reached for joint participation in tender for commissioning works of the TCO project. In such large projects, not only the proper engineering and construction are important, but also commissioning one. This is the process of assuring that all systems and components of an industrial plants are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client. A professional commissioning contractor can properly plan commissioning, so that it can significantly accelerate the beginning of the plant, which is critical for management and shareholders. In the construction of large oil and gas plants the commissioning was mainly performed by foreign companies before. They even did not open offices in Kazakhstan and brought a huge number of foreign employees without training local specialists. However, nowadays Kazakhstan’s oilmen have actively undertaken the realization of local participants’ potential with the purpose to improve possibilities of the Kazakh business. It is possible to consider that the consortium «MURA» is some kind of reflection of such aspiration of the local enterprises. Activity of consortium is directed to carrying out testing and commissioning which is one of the most difficult works of oilfield service. And for the first time the Kazakhstani company will gain experience of participation in the project for large-scale commissioning, and in perspective to transfer the obtained competence to Kazakhstani specialists through the «Mura» program. The program will consist of the following stages:
- Selection and analyzing the level of competence of candidates to the project from the graduates of technical specialties of Kazakhstan universities and the «Bolashak» program;
- Passing of 4-6-month training courses on commissioning in the YKK training centers in Atyrau or Aktau (without the need for leaving from the current work) by selected candidates and the delivery of relevant certificates upon completion of the courses;
- Involvement of the specialists who have completed the training in the implementation of the commissioning works under the FGP TCO, and obtaining 3-4 years of relevant experience by them;
- Upon completion of this project – the creation of a Kazakhstani company that provides commissioning services, which will act as regional partner of Wood Group in the CIS countries, as well as in other regions of the world.
Today the team of consortium founders lays a way to formation of the full participant on the TCO projects and to development of the local business.
A professional commissioning contractor can properly plan commissioning, so that it can significantly accelerate the beginning of the plant, which is critical for management and shareholders.