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KMG EP reserves update as at 31 December 2017

KMG EP reserves update as at 31 December 2017

February 1, 2018


RNS Number : 4570D
JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Prod
31 January 2018


Astana, 31�January 2018. JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (“KMG EP” or the “Company”) announces the results of an independent audit of liquid hydrocarbon reserves at the Ozenmunaigas JSC, Embamunaigas JSC and the Ural Oil and Gas LLP (KMG EP’s share – 50%) fields as at 31 December 2017. The audit was performed by independent consultant DeGolyer and MacNaughton (“D&M”).

According to the D&M report, proved plus probable (2P) reserves of liquid hydrocarbons as at 31 December 2017 were 145 million tonnes (1,065 million barrels), equal to the level at the end of 2016. The reserve replacement ratio (the ratio of increase in reserves to annual production) was 100%.

Proved (1P) reserves of liquid hydrocarbons at 31 December 2017 were 102 million tonnes (754 million barrels), and proved, probable and possible (3P) reserves amounted to 193 million tonnes (1,418 million barrels).

Liquid hydrocarbon reserves as of 31 December 2017

(See Article link for tables)

The report does not include KMG EP’s share in reserves of JV Kazgermunai LLP, CCEL (Karazhanbasmunai) and PetroKazakhstan Inc.


KMG EP is among the top three Kazakh oil producers based on the 2017 results. The overall production in 2017 was 11.9 million tonnes (240 kbopd) of crude oil, including the Company’s share in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PKI. The Company’s volume of proved and probable reserves excluding shares in the associates, at the end of 2016 was 182 million tonnes (1,327 mmbbl). The Company’s shares are listed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and the GDRs are listed on the London Stock Exchange and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. The Company raised over US$2bn at its IPO in September 2006.

For further details please contact us at:
KMG EP. Investor Relations (+7 7172 97 5433)
Saken Shoshanov
e-mail: ir@kmgep.kz�

KMG EP. Public Relations (+7 7172 97 7887)

Bakdaulet Tolegen

e-mail: pr@kmgep.kz�

Finsbury (+44 (0)20 7251 3801)

Dorothy Burwell

e-mail: KMGEP@finsbury.com��

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