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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of June 24, 2010 No. 291-IV ZRK

About subsoil and subsurface use

(as amended on 24-05-2018)

This Law governs the public relations in the field of subsurface use and is directed to protection of interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan, rational and complex studying and use of subsoil.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Law

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) designer's service - the monitoring of observance by the subsoil user of provisions of project documents performed by the project organization which constituted the project document according to the works agreement on project works;

1-1) slaboizuchenny subsoil plots - subsoil plots on which perspectives of forecast resources are estimated previously;

2) the extinguished inventories - amount of the minerals extracted and written off from the state stock balance, including the actual losses which are formed in the course of production;

2-1) auction - the simplified procedure of determination of the winner from among the participants of tender who submitted auction participation applications;

3) estimative works - stage of the exploration works which are carried out for the purpose of assessment of the found field, stock counting on industrial categories and the feasibility statement on feasibility of its involvement in industrial development;

4) the project of estimative works - the project document constituted when carrying out investigation in case of detection of perspective sites and shows of minerals, establishing technique, types and amounts of the exploration works directed to receipt of information necessary and sufficient for geological economic evaluation of industrial value of the revealed field, stock counting and the feasibility statement on feasibility of its involvement in industrial development;

5) investigation - works (transaction) connected with search and geological studying of mineral deposits with assessment of their industrial value;

5-1) standard contract on investigation - the contract signed with person to whom the right to investigation is granted in the simplified procedure according to this Law, in the form approved by competent authority;

5-2) construction and (or) operation of the underground constructions connected with investigation and (or) production - works on construction and (or) operation of the underground constructions intended for burial and warehousing of the production waste according to the approved project document for investigation and (or) production which is formed as a result of works on investigation and (or) production;

6) construction and (or) operation of the underground constructions which are not connected with investigation and (or) production, - works on construction and (or) operation underground or buried below soil layer of constructions for the oil storage and gas, tunnels, the subways, constructions intended for pumping underground waters in subsoil for artificial completion of inventories, tailings dams, шламохранилищ for burial and warehousing of solid, liquid and radioactive waste, hazardous toxic agents and dumping of waste and industrial waters into subsoil;

7) technologically inevitable combustion of gas - combustion of associated and (or) natural gas in case of engineering procedures of conversion of gas due to the lack of technical capability of its conversion and (or) utilization in case of commissioning, operation, maintenance and repair of processing equipment, and also in case of technological failures, refusals and variations in operation of processing equipment;

8) geological information - set of the materials containing information on natural and artificial (paper, electronic) and other carriers about material structure, geological structure and history, geological, geochemical, geophysical, hydrogeological, geomorphological and tectonic features of subsoil and their sites, fields and bodies of minerals, data on results of exploration works in the contract area in the form of text, cartographic and technical documentation;

9) geological branch - the appendix to the contract for investigation, production, the combined exploration and production which is its integral part, determining schematically and descriptively the subsoil plot on which the subsoil user has the right to carry out investigation;

9-1) survey meters of accounting - the complex of the technical devices providing measurement of amounts of production, production, preparation, conversion, transportation, storage, realization, shipment, losses, import to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan oils, and also information transfer in real time to the operator of information system of accounting of oil, allowed to application according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of ensuring unity of measurements;

10) the coastline - the line of the coast of water object which is formed as a result of the maximum inflow (high water);

11) underground waters - concentrations of the waters which are in subsoil and used according to this Law and the water legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

12) subsoil - the part of crust located below soil layer, and in case of its absence - below the land surface and bottom of the seas, lakes, the rivers and other reservoirs, stretching to depths available to carrying out transactions on subsurface use taking into account scientific and technical progress;

13) the normalized losses of minerals - the losses which are technologically connected with the accepted methods and systems of development of minerals in case of production which level is proved by technical and economic calculations;

14) authorized body on studying and use of subsoil - the state body performing functions on realization of state policy and control in the field of geological studying, rational and complex use of subsoil and also other functions in the field of subsurface use established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

15) safe subsurface use - ensuring ecological, sanitary and epidemiologic and industrial safety when carrying out transactions on subsurface use;

16) protection of subsoil - system of actions, including the control, provided by the ecological legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, directed to rational and complex use subsoil, prevention of their pollution when carrying out transactions on subsurface use, decrease in harmful effects of these transactions on the environment, and also identification and suppression of illegal use by subsoil;

17) the state geological studying of subsoil - system regional geological researches, geological film-making works with the purpose of receipt of complex geological information and creation of the state geological cards constituting information basis of subsurface use; search, search and estimative and exploration; applied scientific research in the field of studying and use of subsoil; monitoring of condition of subsoil; liquidation and preservation of the self-streaming hydrogeological and oil wells;

18) transactions on subsurface use - the works relating to the state geological studying of subsoil, investigation and (or) mining, including connected with exploration and production of underground waters, therapeutic muds, investigation of subsoil for dumping of sewage, and also on construction and (or) operation of underground constructions, which are not connected with investigation and (or) production;

19) concentration of the rights to carrying out transactions on subsurface use - possession of one person or group of persons from one country such share in contracts for the territories of the Republic of Kazakhstan or such share in the authorized capital (the number of shares) of the organizations which is subsoil users in the Republic of Kazakhstan who are capable to create or create threat to economic interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

20) the register of the goods, works and services used when carrying out transactions on subsurface use and their producers - the state information system intended for control and monitoring of purchase of the goods, works and services used when carrying out transactions on subsurface use and their producers, and also carrying out electronic procurement and forming of the inventory, the works and services used when carrying out transactions on subsurface use;

21) the national company on subsurface use (further - the national company) - the joint-stock company created according to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan or local executive bodies of areas, cities of republican value, the capital which controlling stock the state or national managing holding owns, performing activities in certain spheres of subsurface use on the conditions established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

22) the subsurface use right - the right of possession and use of natural resources acquired by the subsoil user according to this Law;

23) the objects connected with the subsurface use right - shares (blocks of shares) in the legal entity having subsurface use rights and also in the legal entity who has opportunity directly and (or) to indirectly determine decisions and (or) to exert impact on the decisions made by such subsoil user if at this legal entity the main activities are connected with subsurface use in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The securities confirming the property right to shares or converted into shares of the legal entity having subsurface use rights and also the legal entity who has opportunity directly also belong to the objects connected with the subsurface use right and (or) to indirectly determine decisions and (or) to exert impact on the decisions made by such subsoil user if at this legal entity the main activities are connected with subsurface use in the Republic of Kazakhstan;

24) the Commission on carrying out tenders on provision of the right of subsurface use - the permanent collegiate organ created by competent authority for the purpose of carrying out tender and determination of his winner;

25) commission of experts concerning subsurface use - the advisory advisory body created by competent authority, performing development of offers to competent authority on the questions determined in article 24 of this Law;

26) the feasibility statement in the field of subsurface use - the document containing geological, technical and economic parameters of the project of mining and assessment of economic feasibility of its realization with obligatory accounting of opportunities and proposals of the Kazakhstan producers of goods, works and services;

27) the subsoil user - the physical person or legal entity having according to this Law rights to carrying out transactions on subsurface use;

28) rational and complex use of subsoil - cost-efficient development of all types of resources of subsoil on the basis of use of advanced technologies and positive practice of development of fields;

29) state examination of subsoil - complex examination of inventory information of minerals, and also about other properties of subsoil on possibility of their application in case of subsurface use and statements on the state stock balance of minerals;

30) the subsoil plot - the geometrized part of subsoil allocated in the closed borders for carrying out transactions on subsurface use;

31) project documents - the documents containing technique, specifications and technological indicators of exploration works, assessment and development of mineral deposits taking into account ecological, sanitary and epidemiologic requirements and requirements of industrial safety;

32) high technologies - the new conventional achievements in the equipment and engineering procedures which received realization in the form of the new and advanced products and the most environmentally friendly technology applied for the purpose of integration of products made in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the world market;

33) the working program - the document containing obligations of the subsoil user on accomplishment of investment project indicators within the duration of the contract;

34) local content in work (service) - share of general annual payment amount (costs) under all agreements of purchases of works (services) which were paid to the Kazakhstan operators (services) for performance of works (rendering services), less any amount which was paid for performance of work (rendering service) on the basis of the agreement of sub contracting at any level to the organizations which are not the Kazakhstan operators (services);

35) works - implementation on paid basis of activities for creation (production) of goods, to installation of equipment, construction of the constructions and other objects necessary as for direct use when carrying out transactions on subsurface use, and for the activities provided in the contract as accompanying;

35-1) investment financing - financing of investigation under the agreement (agreement) on joint activities and (or) the agreement on financing signed within the contract for investigation, the contract for the combined exploration and production by the national company or the legal entity, the share (share in the authorized capital) which directly or indirectly belong to such national company on subsurface use, and the strategic partner, according to the procedure and on the conditions established by this Law;

36)  No. 365-V ZRK is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 27.10.2015

37) local content in personnel - quantity of the Kazakhstan personnel as a percentage to the total number of the personnel involved in case of execution of the contract with breakdown on each category of workers and employees;

37-1) professional rescue services and forming - the services and (or) the organizations providing permanent, round-the-clock servicing of the subsoil users having the hazardous production facilities performing immediate departure of the divisions for carrying out wrecking on the serviced objects and also works on localization and accident elimination and their effects;

38) the contract - the contract between competent authority or authorized body on studying and use of subsoil or local executive body of area, city of republican value, the capital according to the competence established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the physical and (or) legal entity on carrying out investigation, production, the combined exploration and production of minerals or construction and (or) operation of the underground constructions which are not connected with investigation and (or) production or on the state geological studying of subsoil;

39) the contract area - the territory determined by geological and (or) mountain branch in which the subsoil user has the right to perform the operations on subsurface use corresponding to the contract;

40) concentration of the rights within the contract - the size of share of one of joint owners of the right of subsurface use in the contract signed with the Republic of Kazakhstan allowing this participant to determine decisions by activities of the subsoil user according to the contract;

41) the field - the part of subsoil containing natural accumulation of mineral (minerals), which inventories (which) are counted and estimated as a result of carrying out investigation;

42) the technological scheme of mining - the project document constituted for the purpose of input of the field in industrial development and providing technology solutions and indicators of mining, analysis technique of system of development for identification of key parameters of oil layers, criteria of rational system of development of operational objects;

43) the analysis of mining - complex studying of results of geological field, geophysical, hydrodynamic and other well surveys and layers in the course of development of operational object, and also dynamics of indicators of development for the establishment of the current placement of inventories of oil and gas and processes proceeding in productive layers with development on this basis of recommendations about regulation of development for the purpose of optimization of production and increase in coefficient of oil recovery;

44) the project of industrial mining - the project document determining the technical solutions providing the set performance and other production operations accompanying production, the regulating method of mining on the respective field, parameters of extraction of mineral from subsoil;

45) test operation of the field - the operations performed on fields of hydrocarbonic raw material for the purpose of aimed and receipts of the additional information about geological field characteristics of layers and deposits, complex geologic-geophysical and hydrodynamic well survey for creation of the technological scheme and the project of industrial development. Test operation provides temporary operation of exploratory wells;

46) positive practice of development of fields - the commonly accepted international practice applied when carrying out transactions on subsurface use which is rational, safe, necessary and cost-efficient;

47) industrial development of fields - all complex of works (transactions) directed to extraction of the approved inventories of minerals from subsoil taking into account rational and their complex use;

48) popular minerals - the sand, clay, gravel and other minerals used in their natural state or with insignificant processing and cleaning for satisfaction of generally local economic needs;

49) tender committee on provision of the right of subsurface use to investigation or production of popular minerals - the permanent collegiate organ created by local executive body of area, city of republican value, the capital for the purpose of carrying out tender and determination of the winner;

50) commission of experts concerning subsurface use on investigation or production of popular minerals - the advisory advisory body created by local executive body of area, city of republican value, the capital, performing development of offers on the questions determined in article 24 of this Law;

51) the interregional commission on investigation and development of popular minerals (further - the interregional commission) - collegiate organ of territorial subdivision of authorized body on studying and use of subsoil on consideration of project documents on search, assessment and development of fields of popular minerals;

52) production of popular minerals - any production of popular minerals which is not relating to production of popular minerals for own needs;

53) production of popular minerals and underground waters for own needs - the production performed on the parcel of land which is in property or on the land use right without intention of the subsequent transactions concerning the extracted popular minerals or underground waters;

54) commercial detection - detection as a result of investigation (including additional investigation) in the contract area of one or several fields, and also stock gain of the minerals which are of commercial interest, confirmed with state examination of subsoil;

54-1) tender - the tender or auction for determination of the winner having the right to the conclusion of the contract for subsurface use;

54-2) methane of coal layers - the mnogokomponetny hydrocarbon mixture with the prevailing methane content which is in gaseous state, being product of production and (or) conversion of the gas extracted in the course of decontamination of coal basins, and meeting for qualitative and quantitative content of components the requirements of technical regulations and national standards;

55) services - implementation on paid basis of the activities necessary as for direct use when carrying out transactions on subsurface use, and for the activities provided in the contract as accompanying, not directed to creation (production) of goods or other physical items;

56) the subsoil plots having the complex geological structure, subsoil plots which are characterized by one of the following parameters: intensive tectonic violations; intensive skladchatost of the breeds containing expected bodies of minerals; deep bedding - more than five hundred meters for solid minerals and more than three thousand meters on roof of the perspective horizons for hydrocarbonic raw material; the water areas of the sea which are in limits;

57) the fields having complex geological structure, fields which more than seventy percent of inventories are characterized by variability of capacity or the broken bedding of bodies of mineral or unrestrained quality of mineral and uneven distribution of the main valuable components, or heterogeneity of collector or collection properties of productive layers, or abnormally high reservoir pressure;

58) goods of the Kazakhstan origin - goods on which the certificate of origin for the internal address confirming its origin in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan is issued;

59) the Kazakhstan producer of goods - the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and (or) legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan making goods of the Kazakhstan origin;

60) the pioneer of the field of the Republic of Kazakhstan - person who found the field unknown earlier having industrial value, and also which revealed the additional inventories of minerals or new mineral raw materials in earlier known field which considerably increased its industrial value;

60-1) financial liabilities - the obligations of the subsoil user in terms of money provided by the contract for subsurface use;

60-2) solid minerals - natural mineral educations, except for popular minerals and hydrocarbonic raw material, containing in subsoil in firm condition;

61) subscription bonus - one-time fixed payment of the subsoil user for acquisition of right of subsurface use in the contract area, and also in case of the expansion of the contract area according to the procedure established by this Law;

62) competent authority - the central executive body enabling the realization on behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the rights connected with the conclusion and execution of contracts for investigation, production, the combined exploration and production, except for contracts for investigation, production of popular minerals, determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan if other is not established by the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

63) the bulk distribution line - the single production and technological complex consisting of the linear part and objects providing safe transportation of products, conforming to requirements of technical regulations and national standards;

64) No. 21-V ZRK Is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 22.06.2012

65) No. 21-V ZRK Is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 22.06.2012

66) the priority right of the state - the first-priority right of the state to acquisition of right of the alienable right of subsurface use (its part) performed according to this Law and (or) the objects connected with the subsurface use right;

67) the Interdepartmental commission on questions of implementation of the priority right of the state - the advisory advisory body created by competent authority for the purpose of consideration of questions and development of recommendations of acquisition (refusal of acquisition of right) by the state of the alienable right of subsurface use (its part) and (or) the objects connected with the subsurface use right in the Republic of Kazakhstan;

68) mineral raw materials - the part of subsoil taken on surface (rock, ore raw materials and others) containing mineral (minerals);

69) primary conversion (enrichment) of mineral raw materials - the type of mining activities which includes collection on site, crushing or crushing, classification (sorting), briquetting, agglomeration and enrichment by physical and chemical methods (without high-quality change of mineral forms of minerals, their modular and phase condition, kristallokhimichesky structure) and also can include the overworking technologies being special work types on mining (underground gasification and smelting, chemical and bacterial lixiviation, drazhny and hydraulic development of loose fields).

The list of the works relating to primary conversion (enrichment) of mineral raw materials is determined in each contract for subsurface use, except for the contracts for subsurface use signed before enforcement of this Law, and also changes and amendments to them;

70) conversion of mineral raw materials - the works connected with extraction of useful components from mineral raw materials, and also work (in the presence of primary conversion), following primary conversion of mineral raw materials;

71) the model contract - the standard contract approved by competent authority in which features of separate contract types, carrying out separate transaction types on subsurface use are reflected, and used as basis in case of project development of contracts;

72) oil - crude oil, gas condensate, natural gas and associated gas, and also the hydrocarbons received after purification of crude oil, natural gas and processing of combustible slates or resinous sands;

73) oil and gas pipelines - the pipelines intended for oil transportation including the bulk distribution lines, pipelines working in the mode of combined collector and also the equipment and mechanisms on cleaning, separation and liquefaction of the substances transported through system of pipelines or its separate parts, the control system and isolation, system of electrochemical protection and other equipment intended for servicing of such pipelines;

74) construction and (or) operation of oil and gas pipelines - any works (transactions) which are carried out for the purpose of construction, laying and operation of oil and gas pipelines on the land, the rivers, lakes, the seas and other internal reservoirs;

75) passing components in oil - the minerals and different connections containing in oil and reservoir waters, technologically requiring their extraction;

75-1) operator of information system of accounting of oil - the legal entity, fifty and more percent of voting shares (shares) of which belong to the state, the functioning of information system of accounting of oil which is under authority of authorized body in the field of oil and gas, providing;

75-2) information system of accounting of oil - the system containing information on amounts of production, production, preparation, conversion, transportation, storage, realization, shipment, losses, import to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan oils, and also the program technical means providing collection, processing, storage and use of such information;

75-3) oil spill at the sea - pollution of the sea oil when implementing oil operations at the sea, transportation and (or) oil storage;

76) oil operations - works on investigation, oil extraction, construction and (or) operation of the necessary technological and accompanying objects;

76-1) subjects performing activities in the field of production and turnover of oil - the physical persons and legal entities performing activities in the field of production, productions, preparation, conversion, transportation, storage, realization, shipment, import to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and export from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan of oil;

76-2) physical amount of obligations - the obligations of the subsoil user by types and amounts of works provided by the working program;

77) the main mineral - the mineral determining the industrial value of the field having the highest content in initial raw materials or the highest specific weight in products of the field and determining the main direction of use of products of the field;

78) the operator - the legal entity created or determined by subsoil users according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan by the written notice of competent authority, exercising operational management of activities and the accounting and reporting transactions connected with execution of the contract for which actions subsoil users bear property responsibility;

79) production - all complex of works (transactions) connected with extraction of minerals from subsoil on surface and also from the technogenic mineral educations which are state-owned property including primary conversion and temporary storage of mineral raw materials;

79-1) expenses on social and economic development of the region and development of its infrastructure - the subsoil user's expenses on development and maintenance of objects of social infrastructure of the region, and also the means transferred by it on these purposes into the government budget;

80) mineral - the natural mineral educations containing in subsoil, hydrocarbons and underground waters which chemical composition and physical properties allow to use them in the field of production of goods and (or) consumption and (or) other needs directly or after conversion;

81) the central commission on investigation and development of minerals (further - the central commission) - the collegiate organ created by competent authority on consideration of project documents on search, assessment and development of mineral deposits, except popular;

82) safety zone - the zone stretching from the coastline of the sea for five kilometers towards sushi in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

83) the servitude - the right of physical persons and legal entities to limited target use of part of the subsoil plot provided to other persons for carrying out investigation, production or construction and (or) operation of the underground constructions which are not connected with investigation or production in the cases provided by this Law;

84) the strategic partner - the Kazakhstan or foreign legal entity (their consolidation) determined by the national company in coordination with competent authority for joint projects implementation by the contracts signed following the results of direct negotiations between the national company and competent authority or according to the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan;

85)  No. 271-V ZRK is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 29.12.2014

86) strategic mineral raw materials - the mineral raw materials having strategic importance for sustainable development of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

87) the project of test operation - the document constituted for works on production of hydrocarbonic raw material for the purpose of aimed and receipts of the additional information about geological field characteristics of layers and deposits, complex geologic-geophysical and hydrodynamic well survey for creation of the technological scheme and the project of industrial mining;

88) natural gas - hydrocarbons which are in gaseous phase at normal atmospheric temperature and pressure, including fat gas, dry gas, the associated gas remaining after extraction or separation of liquid hydrocarbons from fat gas and not hydrocarbon gas extracted together with liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons;

89) utilization of natural and associated gas - providing on the field of trade collection of natural and associated gas for the purpose of its use for technological needs and (or) its preparation to commodity product;

90) liquidating fund - the money accumulated by the subsoil user on the special deposit account in any bank in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for elimination of effects of transactions on subsurface use in the Republic of Kazakhstan;

91) historical costs - total last costs on the geological studying of the contract area and investigation of fields suffered by the state, geological information on which is transferred to the possession of the state;

92) local content in goods - percentage of cost of the used local materials and costs of the producer of the goods for conversion of goods performed in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the final cost of goods;

93) goods - the equipment, finished goods and other material values acquired as for direct use when carrying out transactions on subsurface use, and for the activities provided in the contract as accompanying;

94) the annual program of purchase of goods, works and services - the document constituted by the subsoil user, determining the nomenclatures and amounts of goods, works and services, methods and terms of their acquisition planned by the subsoil user for one calendar year;

95) the medium-term program of purchase of goods, works and services - the document constituted by the subsoil user, determining the nomenclatures and amounts of goods, works and services, methods and terms of their acquisition planned by it for the period up to three years;

96) the long-term program of purchase of goods, works and services - the document constituted by the subsoil user, determining planned by it for the period up to ten years or for a period of up to the end of operation of the contract the nomenclature and amounts of goods, works and services, terms of their acquisition;

97) mountain branch - the document which is integral part of the contract for production, the combined exploration and production, graphical and descriptively determining subsoil plot within which the subsoil user has the right to carry out production, construction and (or) operation of the underground constructions which are not connected with investigation and (or) production;

98) trial development - operation of fields or deposits of hydrocarbonic raw material for the purpose of testing of the new or earlier known technologies requiring approbation in geological and physical conditions of the field for receipt of additional data;

99) the project of trial development - the project document constituted for works on production of hydrocarbonic raw material and providing commissioning of fields and (or) deposits after testing of the new or earlier known technologies requiring approbation in geological and physical conditions of the field for receipt of additional data;

100) trial production - the mining which is carried out at stage of assessment of the found field for the purpose of receipt of the additional information about properties of mineral raw materials and types of ores, mining-and-geological conditions of their extraction from subsoil and technology of conversion, the choice of the mountain equipment and method of operation of the field;

101) the project of trial production - the project document constituted for carrying out trial production of solid minerals and establishing technique, types and amounts of exploration, mining and mining works including primary conversion of mineral raw materials, necessary and sufficient for completion of investigation and creation of the project of industrial mining;

101-1) tenders - the procedure of determination of the winner from among the participants of tender who provided competitive offers;

102) the sea - surface and thickness of water, and also bottom of the Caspian and Aral seas within the Kazakhstan part of the Caspian and Aral seas;

103) sea scientific research - research works on studying of influence of transactions on subsurface use at the sea and their effects on the environment and biological diversity;

104) sea conservation zones or safety areas - the zones determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, established around sea constructions for the purpose of safety of the person, biological resources of the sea, the environment, and also navigation, fishery and other activities of physical persons and legal entities at the sea according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

105) pollution of the sea - receipt to the marine environment of materials, substances, energies, noise, vibrations, and also the formation of different types of the radiations and fields doing harm or creating damnification threat to human health, live resources of the sea and marine ecosystem either creating the hindrances, or causing or capable to cause losses to the physical persons or legal entities performing legal activities in the sea or on its coast;

106) sea constructions - artificially created constructions which are in the sea including artificial islands, dams, installations, the motionless and floating equipment for carrying out oil operations at the sea;

107) technogenic mineral educations - accumulation of the mineral educations, mountain masses, liquids and mixes containing the useful components which are waste of mining and enrichment, metallurgical and other types of productions;

108) technogenic water - water which removal is necessary for conducting engineering procedures when carrying out transactions on subsurface use;

109) single calculation procedure the organizations of local content when purchasing goods, works and services - the procedure approved by authorized body in the field of the state support of industrial and innovative activities applied to calculation of local content in purchases of goods, works and services;

110) the border field - the field located within the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan or the sea which part is also located in the territory or at the sea which are in jurisdiction of other adjacent or opposite state;

111) crude oil - any hydrocarbons regardless of their specific weight extracted from subsoil in liquid state at normal atmospheric temperature and pressure, including formed of natural gas by natural condensation;

112) search works - the stage of exploration works which is carried out for the purpose of identification and okonturivaniye of perspective sites and shows of minerals, determination of forecast resources, their preliminary geological economic evaluation and reasons for further exploration works;

113) the project of search works - the project document constituted when carrying out investigation, determining technique, types and amounts of the exploration works providing effective, rational and complex studying of subsoil within the contract area for the purpose of identification and okonturivaniye of perspective sites and shows of minerals, determination of forecast resources, their preliminary geological economic evaluation and reasons for further exploration works. The project of search works reflects the amounts of financing of search works by years;

114) associated gas - the hydrocarbon gas which is as a part of oil in oil, gas-oil and gas pools in dissolved condition and emitted from it in case of pressure decrease and also not hydrocarbon gases extracted together with liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons;

115) conversion of associated gas - engineering procedure on bringing associated gas to commodity product;

116) burning in torches of associated and (or) natural gas - process of destruction of associated and (or) natural gas without use;

117) passing minerals - the mineral complexes, minerals, metals and other chemical elements and their connections integrated and got with the main mineral which production and conversion in case of development of the main mineral is profitable and which economic use is economically reasonable;

118) internal reservoirs - lakes, artificial water storage basins and other superficial water objects;

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