Oil metering system to be launched in Kazakhstan in 2021
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In Kazakhstan, this year, an information system for oil and gas condensate metering (ISUN) will be put into commercial operation. This was announced by Vice Minister of Energy Zhanat Zhakhmetova at a briefing at the Central Communications Service, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the ministry.
Zhanat Zhakhmetova recalled that work on creation and implementation of the ISUN is carried out within the framework of the state program "Digital Kazakhstan". To date, the general scheme of equipping with metering devices has been approved. The system was launched in a pilot mode, four oil producing organizations, four oil transportation organizations and three oil refineries are connected to it. By the end of the year, it is planned to connect organizations that carry out more than 60% of the total production and processing of oil and gas condensate to the ISUN.
The Vice Minister added that since 2014, the Unified State Subsoil Management System (USMS), which is a reporting tool for subsoil users, continues to function in the Ministry of Energy. In addition, USMS monitors the fulfillment of license and contract conditions, and also collects operational information on oil production, transportation and refining.
To date, 147 subsoil users are registered in the system. Thanks to USMS, 10 types of integrations have been implemented, subsoil use permission (e-license), SDU, ERSOP; the ability to issue a consolidated application to obtain data from local executive bodies; forms for submitting reports in electronic form.
Zhanat Zhakhmetova recalled that the ministry has automated three state services: transfer of the right to subsurface use and objects related to the right to subsurface use; conclusion of contracts for subsoil use for hydrocarbons and uranium mining and additional agreements to contracts for subsoil use for hydrocarbons and uranium mining. At the same time, it is planned to automate the development of a plan and schedule for the supply of oil and oil products, to digitize existing contracts and amendments to them (concluded before 2018) for further monitoring of the fulfillment of obligations under license and contractual conditions, and also to completely transfer reports into electronic format.
In total, the Ministry of Energy provides 23 public services, 22 of which are in electronic format. In the first quarter of 2021, 737 public services were provided, 691 of which were in electronic format, 46 - in paper format.