Astana, 13 January 2015. KazMunaiGas Exploration Production JSC ("KMG EP" or "Company") today announces that following the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders, the membership of the Board of Directors has changed.
Christopher Hopkinson, the First Deputy Chair of the Management Board of National Company KazMunaiGas ("NC KMG"), has been appointed as member of KMG EP Board of Directors. This follows Daniyar Berlibayev's departure as Chair of the KMG EP Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Directors.
Abat Nurseitov, KMG EP Chief Executive said: "During Mr Berlibayev's tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors of KMG EP, the Company increased its production from mature fields and improved the quality of decisions made by its management bodies. We would like to thank Mr Berlibayev for his contribution to the company and would like to wish him much success in the future."
KMG EP's majority shareholder recommended Mr Hopkinson due to his expertise in NC KMG in supervising the implementation of growth strategies for subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures in the oil and gas production sector. His expertise includes the implementation of production and resource base growth programmes. He has also recently supervised international cooperation regarding transfer of technology and technical assessments of existing and newly acquired oil and gas projects both in Kazakhstan and abroad.
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Christopher Hopkinsonhas been in the oil and gas sector since 1980. Before he joined NC KMG he was the CEO of International Petroleum; General Director at Imperial Energy, and Senior Vice President North Africa at BG Group. He held various jobs at Shell and TNK BP. Mr Hopkinson majored in physics at St Andrews University, in Scotland.
KMG EPis among the top three Kazakh oil and gas producers. The overall production in 2013 was 12.4 million tonnes (an average of 251 kbopd) of crude oil, including the Company's share in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PKI. The Company's total consolidated volume of proved and probable reserves including shares in the associates, as at the end of 2013 was 200 million tonnes (1.5 bn bbl), out of which 148.8 million tonnes (1.1 bn bbl) relates to Ozenmunaigas, Embamunaigas, and UOG (Rozhkovskoye field, Fyodorovskiy block). The Company's shares are listed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and the GDRs are listed on The London Stock Exchange. The Company raised over US$2bn in its IPO in September 2006.
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