WorldOil Iraq, UAE, Kazakhstan affirm commitment to output cuts, OPEC says OPEC said Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan -- who have lagged in their implementation of a deal to cut production -- affirmed their commitment to the accord at a meeting in Abu Dhabi. Caspian success sees ATR unveil new facilities, staff in Kazakhstan ATR, a Centurion company, has opened a new base in Kazakhstan as the company looks to capitalize on recent business growth in the region. The business will initially employ 12 new personnel, 10 of which are local content, with plans to double the team over the next 12 months. Tethys Petroleum completes installation of ESP in Kazakhstan Tethys Petroleum Limited has announced that it has successfully completed the installation of an Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) in its main oil producing well, AKD-01. Fluor JV awarded FEED contract for Tengizchevroil multi-phase pump project in Kazakhstan Fluor Corporation has announced its JV team, KPJV, has been selected by Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) to execute the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the multi-phase pump project in Kazakhstan. Fluor selected as engineering services provider by NCOC in Kazakhstan Fluor Corp announced that it was awarded a two-year engineering services framework agreement with North Caspian Operating Co (NCOC) for conceptual studies and front-end engineering for its projects in the Caspian region. Partners in Shell oil field face tax claim, Kazakh president says Kazakhstan’s authorities are looking at whether the Karachaganak oil and gas venture, which includes Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, has unpaid taxes. Brazil to join Russia, Kazakhstan in OPEC cooperation talks Brazil, the fastest-growing oil producer outside OPEC, will join talks with the exporters group in Vienna on Saturday about potential cooperation. Condor Petroleum starts production at Kazakhstan's Taskuduk field Condor Petroleum Inc. has announced that commercial oil production has commenced at Taskuduk field in Kazakhstan. Oil from $50-billion Kashagan field starts flowing to export Kashagan, a vast oil field in the Caspian Sea, sent its first crude for export after about 16 years in development and more than $50 billion of investments. Topaz secures contracts for Tengiz field in Kazakhstan Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has secured substantial contracts in connection with the development of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan during 2016. The two contract wins announced in the second and third quarter together represent revenue of more than $500 million. The two contracts bring Topaz’s backlog to approximately $1.6 billion.