Founded as Prikaspiets in 1980, they played only two seasons in the Soviet Second League. In 2000, the club was refounded as Akzhaiyk to play in the Kazakhstan First Division. Next season, they promoted to the Kazakhstan Premier League with a new name Atyrau. The club colours, reflected in their badge and kit, are green and white. The club's crest is a green and white striped shield, with an oil drop in a ball form in the centre, incorporates the cities role in oil industry.