Gas-plant update moves Tengiz field toward 2004 producing target

Since acquiring Tengiz oil field in West Kazakhstan in 1993, the Tengizchevroil (TCO) partnership has undertaken several capital investment programs and expansions that have resulted in a steady rise in crude oil production to 9.6 million tonnes per year (tpy; 220,000 boed) in 1999 from 1.5 million tpy in 1993.One such project, Program 12, is one of the current projects required to realize sustained production at 12 million tpy. The project will leave the Tengiz facility set for the next phases of expansion that will cost almost $3 billion over the next 4 years with production expected to reach 370,000 boed in 2004. This article describes the LPG upgrade of $150 million Program 12.Tengiz ...

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