Health, Safety & Environment

Protecting the environment in which we operate and ensuring the health and safety of our employees is one of Caspian Sunrise’s top priorities.

Svetlana Kushenova is the Safety and Ecology Engineer for the Group. She implements and oversees Caspian Sunrise’s comprehensive health, safety and environment policy. She reports directly to the Board of BNG Ltd LLP, the operating company at the Group’s principal asset, BNG.

Health & Safety

Caspian Sunrise works hard to minimise the risks to employees from the day to day operation of its business.

Caspian Sunrise is committed to a high standard of health & safety to comply with the health and safety regulations and requirements of Kazakhstan in order to protect its employees. Responsibility for Health & Safety lies with Svetlana Kushenova. Svetlana is the Health, Safety and Environment Manager for the Company and she reports directly to the Board of one of the key assets, BNG.

Operational risks are classified as equipment failure, well blowouts, pollution, fire and the consequences of bad weather. To mitigate these risks well inspection reports and emergency response procedures are regularly provided, staff are trained in safety awareness and compliance with Standard Instructions on safe drilling and well construction in oil and gas fields is ensured. Safety training includes managing of wellheads, operation of vessels under pressure, lifting, loading, steam, hot water boilers, fire and electrical equipment.

Where Caspian Sunrise is project operator it takes an increased responsibility for ensuring that all relevant legislation is met. Importantly this includes monitoring the safety of contractors and subcontractors on a constant basis. Contractors are required to conduct their operations in full compliance with all applicable governmental legislation and regulation regarding health, safety and environment.


One of Caspian Sunrise’s key goals is to minimise harm to the environment by effectively managing its environmental impact.

The Board recognises that Caspian Sunrise’s activities can have a significant impact on the environment and it monitors the environmental impact of its operations on a constant basis. To date no significant environmental issues have occurred at any of the assets.

Environmental compliance is overseen by Svetlana Kushenova. Svetlana has primary responsibility for all aspects of environmental management within Caspian Sunrise. Svetlana’s  key responsibilities include monitoring emissions reports, preparing contingency plans to minimise the potential impact of any unplanned environmental incidents or events and complying with all relevant environmental legislation and regulation. Compliance with environmental regulatory bodies is managed from the regional offices in Aktau and Almaty.

Caspian Sunrise’s environmental policies also require that all contractors agree to conduct their operations in full compliance with relevant environmental legislation and regulation.