KMGP is an engineering company experienced in the design of the field and plant facilities for the oil and gas customers.
The company implements projects of various complexity and size, providing services along the entire project lifecycle from pre-concept to engineering support of construction and start-up activities since 2008. By now the company has completed more than 200 projects for the biggest oil and gas companies of the industry.
KMGP is one of the leaders in the engineering services market in Kazakhstan. The clients trust it to carry out the most challenging projects.
We understand that, when it comes to executing innovative, technologically complex, large-scale projects, clients prefer to employ engineering companies that possess many years of experience in relevant areas.
We acquire such experience and engineering potential by recruiting foreign specialists and experts as well as through collaboration with with the internationally recognized contractors “Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants Ltd” and “American Bechtel Inc.”
In 2020, American Bechtel Inc. and KMGP established a separate joint venture – Bechtel KMGP – with the purpose of offering the combined expertise and capabilities to the customers from the oil and gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Resulting from the collaboration, the joint project portfolio covers all of the aspects of onshore and offshore oil and gas gathering and separation, compression and pumping, LNG regasification, refineries and terminals.
What we do
Innovative solutions, application of the best engineering practices, adherence to global trends and technologies together with an individual approach allowed achieving results that confirm the company ability to carry out complex projects with high quality.
Sometimes we dealt with insufficient knowledge and experience throughout our activity. However, the technical basis, continuous improvement of engineering and technical skills, flexibility and transparency to solving problems, as well as the highest level of digitalization, contributed to effective solution of sophisticated problems.
With the accumulated experience and qualifications we are ready to help and solve problems for clients in the oil and gas, energy, chemical and mining industries, as well as in the construction of civil and infrastructure facilities, reconstruction of overhaul of production facilities.
We don’t simplify for saving time because it can result in facility hazards, inefficiency and high costs. Whether it's a new or an active object, detailed approach remains the same. We work with the client until we reach complete understanding of the problem and until we find the right solution.
Sometimes the task is easy. For example, a client may just need to replace an equipment or piping for a better service life. This kind of projects require less process checking, but physical collisions checking with existing objects sometimes requires a detailed approach in order to maintain access for maintenance and repair, ensure safety and emergency evacuation, etc.
At times, a customer needs to increase the facilities capacity or rearrange existing equipment. This requires more investigations and checking before implementation of proper process design. We undertake searching of the installed equipment (in all cases), particularly when it’s necessary to change the process flow scheme. We work with piping, instrumentation and other groups to find the best solutions. However, before launching any of this detailed design work, you need to understand the entire system as well as the intended changes and benefits that will be accrued from suggested changes.
We allocate available resources between small sized and mid-sized projects within the company to minimise downtime and improve efficiency. We adapt to customer needs. When a project is either critical or large enough, we establish a stand-alone project team. We are capable to quickly deploy an engineering team to act as a dedicated organisation that is thoroughly integrated with customer's project team and wholly focused on delivering a project within required deadlines.
Complex projects are provided by KMGP with multi-level reporting so that a customer can dig as deep as being able to see a progress data down to every deliverable. As an example: due to many processes are digitalised in the company, we were capable to provide progress report on a daily basis with breakdown of the main scope into 90 sub-scopes.
We have successfully completed capital projects with an engineering scope of more than 150K manhours each. This included front-end, detailed engineering and on-site supervision. One of the successful criteria to complete the projects was to break down the construction scope considering plant's turnaround stages and deadlines to reduce loss of production.
KMGP process engineering involves complete range of activities from conceptual development to front end and detailed engineering.
Our process engineering team draws on renowned expertise in advanced modeling and analysis (e.g. HYSIM, HYSYS, PRO II). In addition, we are able to analyze all types of refinery, petrochemical, production and separation plants in accordance with international standards.
We are very attentive to keeping the working condition with minimal operation interruptions of existing facilities during the revamp. The key factor to a successful project completion is continuous production of revenue during the upgrade.
We have modern computer design tools required for simulations and modelling including AspenTech HYSYS, Honeywell UniSim Design Suite, Bentley Plant Flow, Intergraph Smart P&ID, Autodesk P&ID and others.
There is wide range of activities that we are able to perform: Line Sizing, Flare System Simulation and Analysis, Sustained Process Simulation, Dynamic Process Simulation, Slug Flow Analysis and Flow Assurance and others.
Risk and safety management
The costs associated with eliminating hazards and threats at source are far cry from those necessary to resolve a major incident. We always seek to identify potential risks as well as opportunities that could happen on a facility throughout its life, from the initial concept and planning stages, through to design, construction and operation.
In order to provide sufficient safeguard measures for the projects we do multidisciplinary workshops: HAZOP/HAZID, SIL, LOPA, Design Review, Safety In Design Review, Constructability Review and etc.
The presence of key specialists/experts with 15+ years of experience in each KMGP discipline allows to identify whole list of possible risks, determine the consequences and apply effective solutions to prevent accidents or reduce detrimental effect.
Engineering calculations and analysis
There is an integral part of design work such as calculations and analyzes, on which depend the strength, reliability, durability and safety of the object. KMGP specialists carry out calculations in all disciplines (brands) using generally recognized software applications.
We carry out strength calculations according to local and foreign standards for complex metal structures, reinforced concrete structures, various foundations, pressure vessels and apparatus, vertical and horizontal tanks, masts, mechanical assemblies, pipeline assemblies, including underground and made of fiberglass. We carry out calculations not only to design new objects, but also to assess the bearing capacity and reliability of existing objects after changes.
In addition to the usual computational programs Autodesk Robot Structure, Bentley STAADPRO, Lira, Intergraph CAESAR II, Intergraph PVElite, Intergraph Tank, we also apply finite element method (FEM) calculations using Abaqus Simulia, Paulin Nozzle Pro, etc.
We have experience in performing calculations for the effects different vibrations: acoustic, caused by flow including plug flows, and caused by rotating equipment. KMGP performs calculations and analysis both within the framework of general design work and separately upon request.
The team of professionals in the Civil/Structural department has in-depth knowledge of the design of buildings and structures. The daily application of 3D modeling coupled with calculations according to both local and international regulations, results in reliable objects.
We can design both industrial and civil objects and prepare the relevant documents for the Construction and Fabrication. Our experience includes large warehouses, industrial and production buildings and administrative buildings.
The knowledge and experience of our specialists allows us to design buildings and structures with consideration to the optimal paths of the production process.
BIM / 3D modeling and laser scanning
All projects in company are designed with 3D software and in-house data-centric applications, which improve collaboration and provide consistent and timely flow of information between team members.
The advanced 3D design and digital tools, KMGP engineering disciplines are equipped with, correspond to Level 3 as per BIM classification
We have experience in creating highly detailed 3D (smart) models as well as integrating them into client models. KMGP also takes full advantage of the combined use of laser scanning results with a 3D model, which makes possible to take into account the features of an existing facility or a future construction site with high accuracy at an early design stage. Early laser scanning reduces the number of sites surveys and provides better visibility for designers. To ensure the convenience of design, KMGP has a Leica laser scanner.
Also, KMGP is able to perform periodic laser scanning to record the progress of construction, monitor the state of existing buildings, structures and equipment (for example, sediment), as well as to control the volume of inert materials that are stored in bulk.
Electricity and power
Major oil and gas clients rely on our team of electrical engineers to design their power projects.
Our experts perform electrical calculations using ETAP. In addition, they design electrical networks in a 3D environment using SCADA Eledes and SCADA Paneldes.
Increased responsibility while connecting or switching additional capacities requires careful coordination with the owner of the facility.
One of the most critical project activities is working with potential suppliers and manufacturers. Our engineers oversee the design and manufacture of electrical equipment (such as substations, panels, cabinets, etc.) on a project from concept creation through front-end and detailed design to delivery to the site. The deep involvement of specialists allows the client to receive unique equipment that meets local and international standards and able to withstand the climate of Western Kazakhstan.
The experience and knowledge of our specialists allows us to design electric networks, power supply system for objects of 0.4-10 kV, power plants, transformer substations and power lines 10-220 kV
Information management and digitalization
IIn addition to the main engineering business, KMGP is engaged in the development of applications. The group of developers and engineers perform independent development of software tools, including the preparation of technical specifications, development of the concept of work, development of software code and implementation of the system.
Applications were originally developed for engineering and design companies in the oil and gas industry to support both core business and project management. Although the needs of the engineering business form the base of the applications, we can customize core functionality for any industry upon request.
Workshare and ECMS – digital products, which provide complete set of integrated solutions for company (enterprise) and project management.