John L. Kennedy Editor
The first of two trains of an oil and gas processing plant designed to handle high pressure corrosive wellstreams from the Soviet Union's giant Tengiz field is scheduled for start-up later this year.
Train two in this first plant to be built in the field is under way, and additional multitrain plants are planned.
Tengiz, near the northeast coast of the Caspian Sea (Fig. 1), may be the largest oil field found in the U.S.S.R. since the 1965 discovery of Samotlor in Western Siberia.
Getting Tengiz onstream will be some help in slowing the decline in Soviet oil production.