WorldOil Total launches Phase 3 of Dunga field, onshore Kazakhstan Total and its partners have approved the launch of Phase 3 development of the onshore Dunga field in the Mangystau Region of western Kazakhstan. Caspian Sunrise takes third core sample from Airshagyl, Kazakhstan Caspian Sunrise has announced that work has commenced on a third core sample taken from Deep Well A8 on the Airshagyl structure at its flagship BNG Contract Area. Caspian Sunrise reports increased production in Kazakhstan Caspian Sunrise is pleased to update shareholders with developments at its flagship BNG Contract Area. Lukoil has concluded Zhenis block's exploration and development in Kazakhstan PJSC LUKOIL, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and JSC NC KazMunayGas have concluded a contract for the exploration and development of hydrocarbons on the Zhenis block in the Kazakh Sector of the Caspian Sea. Gazprom launches full-scale development in Yamal Peninsula A ceremony was held In the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area to mark the launch of full-scale development of the Kharasaveyskoye field. Lukoil and Kazmunaygas establish a consortium on Zhenis project, Caspian President of PJSC LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC KazMunayGas Alik Aidarbayev signed agreements on joint cooperation and financing of the Zhenis project in the Kazakhstan's sector of the Caspian Sea. Chevron boosts spending to $20 Billion, first increase since 2014 Chevron Corp. will hike spending by 9.3% next year to $20 billion, its first budget increase since 2014 as it expands investments in the Permian Basin and its Tengiz project in Kazakhstan. Fluor JV creates one of the world's largest plant designs for megaproject in Kazakhstan Fluor Corporation has announced that its JV team, KPJV, has developed one of the world’s largest, single 3D intelligent plant design models for Tengizchevroil LLP’s future growth project. Companies in the news Akofs Offshore has been awarded a contract for light well intervention services, using its 156-m vessel, Akofs Seafarer, for all Equinor-operated licenses, in the period 2020 to 2025. Kazakh oil output dips as list of disrupted producers lengthens Add Kazakhstan to the list of oil producers whose supply is restricted.