Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

On behalf of the Ministry of investment and development of the Republic of Kazakhstan,  I welcome all participants and guests of the First international Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum, Oil&Gas, 2015”.

Today, when Kazakhstan moved to the second five-year phase of implementation of the State Program of Forced Industrial-Innovative Development, the issue of increasing the level of oil and gas exploration has a particular relevance. The implementation of ambitious projects in all sectors of the industry is impossible without a reliable resource base. The rich mineral resources of Kazakhstan have taken our country among the leaders in the field of oil and gas, but the time has identified new trends and now we need to modernize the process of hydrocarbon production, incorporating the latest achievements of science and technology. The only way we will be able to meet the growing needs of the economy of Kazakhstan.

It is gratifying to note that in our Republic there are special events, which involved unconditional professionals of Geology, whose work underlies the formation of the Kazakh exploration.

I think that the Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum, Oil&Gas, 2015” will give a new impetus to the industry, by attracting a large number of investments and identifying new opportunities for growth.

Aset Isekeshev
Minister of investment and development of The Republic of Kazakhstan