BJ Services awarded Kazakhstan nitrogen contract


BJ Services has been awarded a contract by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B. V. (KPO) to provide a range of process services in Kazakhstan, including responsibility for supplying all liquid nitrogen.

The Karachaganak field processing complex (KPC) is located near Aksai in Kazakhstan and requires extensive maintenance and nitrogen supply to support operations.

BJ’s process and pipeline services specialists will provide critical nitrogen purging, nitrogen/helium leak detection testing, and nitrogen equalisation services. These activities will be carried out on a call-off basis to support scheduled shutdown and maintenance activities, and in the event of an emergency.

The company is also responsible for supplying all liquid nitrogen and associated consumables. With an estimated annual consumption of up to 1,800 tonnes of liquid nitrogen required to carry out the services, BJ has secured contracts for liquid nitrogen from local vendors to ensure regular delivery.

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