Former Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev has been appointed new head of KazMunaiGas   04.07.2013

Former Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev has been appointed new head of KazMunaiGas, Kazakhstan`s national oil and gas company.

 “Chairman of KazMunaiGas Lyazzat Kiinov was dismissed by Samruk-Kazyna in compliance with instructions of Kazakhstan President. Sauat Mynbayev was appointed chairman of KazMunaiGas,” the message states.


Uzakbai Karabalin has been appointed the new Minister of Oil and Gas   03.07.2013

Uzakbai Karabalin has been appointed the new Minister of Oil and Gas Republic of Kazakhstan.

Uzakbai Karabalin has been appointed the new Minister of Oil and Gas, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing President Nazarbayev’s website.

 He has replaced Mr. Sauat Mynbayev who held the post for three years.

 Before the appointment Mr. Karabalin was Director General of the Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Institute.

 He was born October 14, 1947 in Koshagyl village in Atyrau oblast. Back in 1970 he graduated from the Gubkin Moscow Oil and Gas University with a Bachelor degree, obtaining his Master’s degree in 1973. He got his PhD in Technical Sciences from Ufa Oil Institute in 1985. He is Honorary Professor with the Kazakh National State University, a member of the Kazakh National Engineering Academy.

 From 1997 to 2009 he served as the First Vice President of KazakhOil [national oil shipping company], President of KazTransGas, Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, President of kazMunaiGas, acting Director General of MangistauMunaiGas, chairman of KazEnergy Coordination Committee.