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".
A new half-plunge drilling rig "Northern Lights" arrived at the Kholmsk port. This setting was built by the order of "Gazflot", the subsidiary company of "Gazprom", for the construction of exploratory and development boreholes in severe climatic conditions. This huge project was realised in record time with the Vyborg
shipbuilding factory and the company Samsung. The drilling rig "Northern Lights" is considered to be the most modern and the largest in the world among rigs of its class, it is equipped with high-tech drilling, geophysical, navigation and electric equipment from leading Russian and foreign companies.