Idea of organization of the National bank of oil and gas data of the Republic of Kazakhstan has appeared as early as in 1997. At this time the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MEMR) has purchased server equipment and necessary technologies.
As long ago as at the end of 2002 MEMR concluded an agreement with the company Halliburton International Inc. about joint actions on creation of the National bank of oil and gas data of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Halliburton was selected as a partner because of the fact that its subdivision Landmark Graphics Corporation was a developer of Petrobank® technology the most widely used in the world. On the basis of solutions of Petrobank® such data banks were built in Norway, Brazil, Pakistan, China, Great Britain.