|Industry||oil and gas exploration and extraction|
|Founded||3 May 1992|
|Shokir Fayzullayev, Chairman of the Management Committee; Gulomjon Ibragimov, Chairman of the Board|
|Products||petroleum products, petrochemicals|
|Revenue||US$3 billion (2014)|
Number of employees
Uzbekneftegaz was established in May 3, 1992. In 1998, it was transformed into national holding company.
Uzbekineftegaz leads a consortium of Korea National Oil Corporation, China National Petroleum Corporation and Lukoil exploring and developing gas condensate fields in the Aral Sea. In February 2008, Uzbekneftegaz and consortium led by the Korea Gas Corporation established the joint venture Uz-Kor Gas Chemical to develop the Surgil gas field, containing about 133 billion cubic metres (4.7 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas, and build the Ustyurt gas-chemical complex. It will produce 4 billion cubic metres (140 billion cubic feet) of gas per year and about 500,000 tons per year of plastics as well as 100,000 tons of petrol which is derived as a bi-product in the process.
Together with another Korean company, Korea National Oil Corporation, Uzbekneftegaz explores Namangan-Tergachi and Chust-Pap oil fields in eastern Uzbekistan. In August 2008, Uzbekneftegas signed a cooperation agreement with Petrovietnam. It also cooperates with Lukoil in the Kandym-Khausak-Shady-Kungrad project to develop several natural gas fields in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekneftegaz together with China National Petroleum Corporation owns and operates the Uzbek section of the Central Asia–China gas pipeline. They also have a joint venture for developing the Mingbulak oilfield.
In addition, Uzbekneftegaz has a production sharing agreement with Gazprom on gas exploration, joint ventures with Prista Holdings on motor oil and lubricants production, and with Ariston Thermo Group on heating boilers production.
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