The unit also named Abat Nurseitov as chairman at its first board meeting in Atyrau today, KazMunaiGas EP said in an e- mailed statement.
Embamunaigas, which pumps oil in western Kazakhstan, is one of the two core oil-producing assets of KazMunaiGas EP. Uzenmunaigas, the other, suffered labor strikes and violent protests in 2011 as workers demanded higher pay. The disruption underpinned a 7 percent drop in oil output at KazMunaiGas EP over the year.
KazMunaiGas EP made Embamunaigas and Uzenmunaigas joint stock companies this year on the instruction of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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