Tengiz Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: Kazakhstan
  • Location: Western Kazakhstan
  • Production start:
  • Partners: 540,000 barrels per day
    • KazMunaiGas JSC (20%), Chevron Overseas (50%), Exxon Mobil (25%) and LokArko (5%
  • Type: Tengiz Crude Oil and associated Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: estimated potential recoverable reserves of 6 to 9 billion barrels
  • Production Volume:


  • Tengiz is the most deep-lying and biggest oil field in Kazakhstan and one of the world's ten largest
  • Its depth is 3810 m, width – 19 km, length -21 km, oil mass thickness -1,6 km
  • Hydrogen sulphide is present in high concentration in Tengiz Crude Oil
  • The crude is exported via the Caspian Pipeline Consortium Oil Pipeline

Future Growth and Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP)

  • The project will increase crude oil production at the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan by about 260,000 barrels per day


  • Fluor: Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the restarted Second Generation and Sour Gas Injection (SGP/SGI) Projects
  • Punj Lloyd: Offsite and utilities mechanical work comprising equipment installation, piping fabrication, erection, insulation, painting, commissioning assistance for the following areas at Tengiz, Kazakhstan : Chemical Storage, Fuel Gas Compressor, Flare, Interconnecting Piperacks, LPG and Crude Storage Tanks, LACT (Lease Automatic Custody Transfer) Metre Water Treatment
  • Kentz: Structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) construction services, pipelines repair and construction services, and its expertise in electrical and instrumentation (E&I) construction
  • Giprogazoochistka:
    • Sulfur removal facility, sulfur recovery and tail gas treating, I stage.
    • Sulfur removal facility, sulfur recovery and Tail Gas Clean-up II stage
    • Additional tail gas clean-up unit, II stage
    • Gas sweetening plant and sulfur recovery, I stage. Facility complex on gas sweetening, sulfur removal facility and sulfur recovery


  • 1979 - Tengiz field discovered
  • 1993 - The Government of Kazakhstan established a Joint-Venture TengizChevrOil
  • 1997 - LUKARCO Acquires 5% Interest in Tengiz Oil Field from Chevron
  • 2000 - Chevron increases its stake to 50%
  • 2003 - Fluor awarded Sour Gas Injection project
  • 2008 - TCO completed a $7.4 billion expansion, referred to as the Sour Gas Injection and Second Generation Plant
  • 2012 - Fluor JV awarded a contract for Wellhead Pressure Management Project
  • 2016 - Wood group awarded automation contract for Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project


  • The top of the reservoir is about 12,000 feet (3,657 m) below ground.


  1. Giprogazoochistka Oil And Gas Processing References
  2. Tengiz, KazMunaiGas
  3. Chevron, Kazakhstan
  4. Fluor Joint Venture Reconfirmed Prime EPCM Contractor for Execution of $2.6 Billion Oil Field Development Project in Kazakhstan
  5. Chevron Provides Further Detail on the Future Growth Project at the Tengiz Field in Kazakhstan
  6. Fluor Joint Venture Awarded Contract for Tengizchevroil's Wellhead Pressure Management Project in Kazakhstan
  7. Chevron Confirms Agreement With Kazakhstan to Acquire Additional Stake In Tengiz Joint Venture
  8. LUKARCO Acquires 5% Interest in Tengiz Oil Field from Chevron
  9. Punj Lloyd Refining References
  10. Kentz awarded five year construction contract in Kazakhstan
  11. Bechtel Selected For Oil Production Facility Expansion Project In Kazakhstan
  12. Chevron Approves Next Major Tengiz Expansion Project in Kazakhstan
  13. Wood Group awarded $700million contract by Tengizchevroil in Kazakhstan

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