Protecting the Environment

KPO remains committed to the principles of sustainable development in relation to its environmental practices and management philosophy.  Environmental protection in the technically complex Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field requires the careful management of operational risks through the effective implementation of controls to eliminate or reduce environmental impacts to the minimum practical.  Reduction of GHG emissions and conservation of natural resources are the key elements of KPO environmental policy.  To ensure implementation of these targets, KPO applies advanced techniques and world class technologies.

Environmental impacts are identified at the early stages of any new project through an environmental impact assessment (EIA), and a comprehensive set of monitoring programmes.  Prevention and mitigation measures are implemented for on-going operations in accordance with the FPSA and applicable RoK regulations and the rules and procedures set in our Health, Safety and Environment Management System.

Management of environmental protection system in KPO has been carried out in the framework of the integrated HSE management system that has been certified to comply with the international standards ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.

In 2018, KPO HSE Management System once again received confirmation of its compliance with the ISO 14001:2015 requirements.

In accordance with RK Law “On Compulsory Environmental Insurance” No. 93 – III ЗРК dated December 13, 2005, the Company insured its environmental liability and annually concludes a Compulsory Environmental Insurance Contract with respect to civil liability for causing environmental damage.