JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Prod – KMG EP Trading Update January 2017

KMG EP Jan-Sept Profit Jumps on Higher Crude Price

Astana, 01 March 2017. JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (“KMG EP” or “the Company”) announces the following trading update for the month of January 2017.

Crude oil export and supplies to the domestic market

In January 2017, the Company’s combined sales from Ozenmunaigas JSC (“OMG”) and Embamunaigas JSC (“EMG”) were 709 thousand tonnes (165 kbopd) of crude oil, of which 69% or 486 thousand tonnes (113 kbopd) of crude oil were exported and 223 thousand tonnes (52 kbopd) of crude oil were sold to the domestic market.

Out of 223 thousand tonnes (52 kbopd) of crude oil supplied by OMG and EMG to the domestic market, 180 thousand tonnes (42 kbopd) were supplied to the Atyrau Refinery (“ANPZ”) and 43 thousand tonnes (10 kbopd) were supplied to the Pavlodar Refinery (“PNHZ”) for further refining as per the independent oil processing scheme.

The share of domestic supplies from the resources of OMG and EMG decreased to 31% in January 2017 as compared to 41% in 2016. As previously reported, it is expected that the share of domestic supplies in 2017 will be 2.9 million tonnes of oil (57 kbopd) or around 33% of the total sales.

Net revenue from refined oil products

According to preliminary data, net revenue achieved from the sale of refined oil products (net of all processing and marketing costs1) in January 2017 was 58,409 Tenge per tonne at ANPZ and 55,733 Tenge per tonne at PNHZ. This is compared with net revenue of 42,366 Tenge per tonne at ANPZ and 51,743 Tenge per tonne at PNHZ achieved from the sale of refined oil products in April-December 2016.

On January 1, 2017 the Company ceased using JSC KazMunaiGas – Refining & Marketing (“KMG RM”) as its sales agent and started marketing refined products on its own account2.

Net cash

The net cash position3 at 31 January 2017 was 1,163bn Tenge (US$3.6bn4), representing a US$72m increase over the net cash position as of 31 December 2016. Approximately 97% of cash, cash equivalents and other financial assets were denominated in US Dollars and other foreign currencies, with the remainder denominated in Tenge. 

Free cash flow generated in January 2017

According to preliminary data, the Company was cash flow positive over the month of January 2017. 

Notes to Editors

KMG EP is among the top three Kazakh oil producers based on the 2016 results. The overall production in 2016 was 12.2 million tonnes (245 kbopd) of crude oil, including the Company’s share in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PKI. The Company’s volume of proved and probable reserves excluding shares in the associates, at the end of 2015 was 193 million tonnes (1,409 mmbbl). 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 at its IPO in September 2006.


For further details please contact us at:

KMG EP. Investor Relations (+7 7172 97 5433)
Saken Shoshanov


KMG EP. Public Relations (+7 7172 97 79 08)
Bakdaulet Tolegen


Bell Pottinger (+44 203 772 2500)

Henry Lerwill

e-mail: KMGEP@bellpottinger.com


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Except cost of production of crude oil and oil transportation expenses to the refineries.

Prior to April 2016, the Company had been supplying a portion of crude oil to KazMunaiGas Refining & Marketing (“KMG RM”) as part of its domestic supply obligations. Starting April 2016, the Company has been refining crude oil at Atyrau Refinery and Pavlodar Plant, and selling oil products through KMG RM that has since been acting as a sales agent.

Cash, cash equivalents and other financial assets less borrowings.

Amount was converted to US dollars solely for the convenience of the reader at period-end rate of 324.24 KZT/US$ at January 31, 2017.

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