Strike continues at OMG, director resigns in effort to resolve

Source: KazMunaiGas

KazMunaiGas Exploration Production has achieved some progress in solving a labor dispute at Ozenmunaigaz (OMG) production unit in the city of Zhanaozen (Mangistau region) of Kazakhstan. The illegal strike at OMG, which began March 1, continues. 

Yesterday, the Chairman of the Board of JSC National Company KazMunayGas, arrived in Zhanaozen, where he met with some of the striking workers. The protesters elected representatives to form a Resolution Committee to start a constructive dialog with the Company's Management. An official list of complaints and demands is being formulated. 

In order to facilitate the resolution of the conflict and normalize the production process, Bagitkali Biseken, the Director of Ozenmunaigas production unit, submitted his resignation. Vladimir Miroshnikov, the deputy CEO of KMG EP, was appointed the acting Director of OMG. 

To date the overall loss of production at OMG is estimated at 10,700 tonnes. The impact on the Company's full year production will depend on how quickly the situation at OMG is stabilised. 

KazMunaiGas is taking all measures to ensure the continued production at the OMG sites. Despite the strike, oil production at Ozenmunaigaz is not suspended.

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