Shell Evacuates Foreign Employees from Kazakhstan

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Shell oil and gas concern is evacuating foreign employees from Kazakhstan to their homeland, KazTag reports.

“Shell’s oil and gas concern has taken unprecedented measures for foreign employees and their families located in Kazakhstan. Specialists are evacuated from Kazakhstan to the countries where they live. A special flight to Amsterdam will be organized for this. Already from there, 200 people will disperse to their homes. It is not known how long the experts will spend there. The company noted that they would stay at home until the “improvement of the epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan”. Employees will continue to perform their duties remotely,” Shell said.

Recall that TCO has already registered more than 1200 cases of coronavirus infection. The situation in Atyrau region is not better either; as of July 2, 4747 COVID-positive patients were registered there.

In addition, the number of personnel was halved at the Tengiz field. Now 13,700 people are employed at the field, and almost the same number were evacuated from the enterprise. From July 1 until the end of the year, the company also suspended projects that are not critical to the concern.

At present, TCO’s production activities are carried out without interruption.
Recall that the first case of coronavirus in the field was recorded on April 8. Immediately after the discovery of new cases, the company decided to stop a number of construction works at its main production and slow down the pace of projects to increase oil production.