French player Total has given the light to launch the third phase of development for the onshore Dunga field in western Kazakhstan.

The third phase of development of the Total-operated field, located in the Mangystau region, will consist of adding wells to the existing infrastructure and upgrading the processing plant to increase its capacity by 10% to 20,000 barrels of oil per day by 2022.

This will add production of more than 70 million barrels of reserves, Total said in a statement.