Source - SMW
JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production chairman Christopher Simon Hopkinson has resigned for family reasons, effective immediately.

 Igor Goncharov, who has been a member of the board since November 2015 and is a senior vice-president for production of oil and gas at JSC National Company KazMunaiGas, was elected as the new chairman.

The company says that based on current results it expects that in 2016 JSC Ozenmunaigas (OMG) and JSC Embamunaigas (EMG) will supply 3 372 thousand tonnes (67 kbopd) to the domestic market, which is around 40% of OMG and EMG's total crude oil sales. 

Of this amount, 2 670 thousand tonnes (53 kbopd) will be supplied to the Atyrau refinery and 702 thousand tonnes (14 kbopd) will be supplied to the Pavlodar refinery. 

Earlier, it was expected that the volume of domestic supplies in 2016 will amount to 2 380 thousand tonnes (47 kbopd), which is around 28% of the total crude oil sales.

Nevertheless, the company is continuously working jointly with NC KMG and the Ministry of Energy to meet the balance of interests of relevant parties.