Already 30 bn USD pumped into this present project to build offshore Islands to continue Drilling for oil and gas on a year round basis. Present seasonal conditions - sea freezes over 5 months of the year means oil companies loosing revenue as Rigs,vessels etc being winter stored. All indications show that once first oil is achieved Kazakhstan will rank with the likes of Saudi or be even bigger for production. Each island constructed in 5 metres of water or less is buillt on bedrock from quarries upto 100 mile inland then road transported to quays for offshore loading. Typical island can take upto 2 million ton of stone. Present islands have been in the construction phase since 2001 and should be producing by 2010. Islands are being designed to have 36 wells where drilling units are skidded over to drill each independant well. Special Purpose Icebreakers with operational draughts of 3 metres have been built to keep the supply routes open during the winter.