NCOC General Business principles place the highest priority on the health and safety of our workforce and protection of our assets and the environment. This priority translates into world-class performance, providing NCOC with a competitive advantage and driving business results. Our vision is to be recognized and admired by industry and the communities in which we operate as world-class in Safety, Security, Health & Environment.
NCOC N.V. Company recognizes that successful Health, Safety, Security and Environmental management is one of the most important drivers of business excellence. As an organization and individuals, we are committed to:
Specially protected areas
According to Chapter 38 “The Environmental Requirements on Conduction of Economic and Other Activities in the State Preserved Area in the North Caspian Sea”, the following regime of use shall be established in the protected area
1) to provide for normal spawning run of fish and the escape of young fish into the sea, during the the period from 1 April until 15 July it is prohibited to conduct any construction and geophysical works, test wells and carry out navigation in the estuaries of the Zhaiyk (Ural) and Volga Rivers within a radius of fifty kilometres from the most seaward protruding point of Kazakhstan's part of the land delta of the Volga River and the most seaward protruding point of the land delta of the Ural River as well as within the fifteen kilometre wide shoreline established as of 1 January 1994 between the borders of the said near-delta spaces and eastward up to the Zhem (Emba) River. However, navigation shall be allowed for ships that carry out fishing and fish transportation, scientific research and monitoring inspection activities upon approval of the authorized state body in the field of wildlife protection, reproduction and use of fauna;
2) during the period specified in sub-paragraph 1) of this paragraph, oil production shall be converted to a self-supporting basis in terms of equipment, chemicals, fuels and lubricants and other materials and food supplies. All actions shall be undertaken to enable the accumulation and storage of waste generated as a result of oil production that shall be removed upon expiry of the period of the ban;
According to RoK Environmental Code requirements, NCOC N.V. does not perform any activities in during the period from 1 April to 15 April within the protected area (in the estuaries of the Zhaiyk (Ural) and Volga Rivers within a radius of fifty kilometres from the most seaward protruding point of Kazakhstan's part of the land delta of the Volga River and the most seaward protruding point of the land delta of the Ural River as well as within the fifteen kilometre wide shoreline established as of 1 January 1994 between the borders of the said near-delta spaces and eastward up to the Zhem (Emba) River
When laying the field pipeline from the offshore field to Bolashak onshore processing facility, designers followed the requirements of Chapter 38 of the Environmental Code, so the pipeline was therefore laid outside of Volga, Zhaiyk and Zhem estuaries and no ground construction works were carried out in the period from April 1 to July 15.
Requirements for vehicles
Effective from 1 July 2019, the Company has introduced requirements in respect of service life of vehicles. All vehicles shall have the following service life periods:
- light-duty vehicles - not older than 7 years
- buses / trucks - no older than 10 years
By so doing, the Company uses new vehicles with low emissions because they consume less fuel than vehicles with a longer service life.