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Monday, 01 April 2019 15:00

No oil spills into the sea happen as a result of fire at Kalamkas oilfield - press release

No oil spills into the sea happen as a result of fire at Kalamkas oilfield - press release

During Mangistaumunaigaz JSC’s inspection of the accident at the oilfield, the mobile laboratory of the Department of Ecology in Mangistau Oblast and the regional branch of Kazhydromet RSE have made measurements, samples of atmospheric air, soil and associated water near the well #8237 of the Kalamkas oilfield on the sanitary protection border and in the Caspian Sea, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press office of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The laboratory analysis of atmospheric air at the accident site near the well #8237 revealed the concentrations of carbon oxide (5 MPC), soot (5 MPC), methane (50 MPC), which were caused by the release of gas as a result of the accident and its ignition.

Also, measurements were taken at the border of the sanitary protection zone of the field (SPZ - 1 km). The laboratory analysis revealed no high concentrations and elevations of pollutants in air.

At the same time, samples of associated water were taken at the site of the accident. The results of analyzes of the associated water show a high salt content of sulfates, chlorides, nitrogen group and oil products.

As mentioned earlier, there was no oil spills into the sea, as the distance from well #8237 to the protective dam of the Caspian Sea is 4.5 km, penetration of associated water into the sea is excluded.

At present, the scope of the environmental damage is being investigated.

More details: http://energo.gov.kz/index.php?id=24293

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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