5 History of Kazakhstan Oil Industry

History of Kazakhstan Oil Industry

Posted on September 26, 2011 by team

Oil is a nurse, pride, cause of wars and intrigues and the main guide of Kazakhstan. This year Kazakhstan has a lot of reasons to celebrate: the 100th anniversary of the oilfield Dossor, the 50th anniversary of the Mangyshlak petroleum and the 25th anniversary of the oilfield Kumkol.  The following photos are taken from rich archives of materials involved in a new book ” The Kazakhstan Oil. Its History in Pictures”.

In November 1899, in Karashungul the first oil fountain began the history of Kazakhstan petroleum. In April 1911, in Dossor new oil fields of very high quality were discovered and it caused a worldwide craze. Two years later, in the Guriev region the field Makat was opened. By 1914, Makat and Dossor produced over 200 thousand tons of oil.
The life near first oil fields of Kazakhstan, 1910.

A pack caravan of an exploratory group in steppes of Western Kazakhstan. In 1917 in Russia after the October Revolution the process of nationalization of all industries started.


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5 Responses to “History of Kazakhstan Oil Industry”

  1. guest says:


    ITS CALLED A “WELL”!! There is no such thing as “boring” or “borehole”! Drilling, drilling rig, well, gas well, oil well.

    • wef says:

      “There is no such thing as “boring””

      But there is irony.

    • EngrishBob says:

      In terms of manufacturing boring is making a hole using a cutting tool with a single insert. Drilling uses a multiple edged cutting tool, usually not of insert/stock construction.
      In mining a borehole is a hole into the ground which could be used for oil extraction or any other purpose.

  2. moo says:

    Black gold!

  3. Mr. Fox says:

    What a oil-plentiful lands!

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