Tengizchevroil (TCO), a joint venture of Chevron, ExxonMobil, KazMunayGas, and LukArco, has let a contract to Sparrows Group for specialist lifting inspection services for Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan.
Under the 5-year contract, Sparrows will conduct pre-mobilization and annual inspections for mobile cranes, gantry cranes, forklifts, and boom trucks. The company also will manufacture wire rope slings to TCO’s operational and drilling requirements.
The operator’s on-site rigging and lifting workshop will be operated by Sparrows personnel. Manpower, equipment rental, turnarounds, and special projects will be delivered from the workshop in the industrial base of the field.
Sparrows has 40 personnel dedicated to the project but expects the number to increase as the project develops.
In November 2019, Chevron increased the cost estimate of its Future Growth Project and Wellhead Pressure Management Project at Tengiz field to $45.2 billion from $36.8 billion after a detailed cost and schedule review conducted in the year’s third quarter (OGJ Online, Nov. 4, 2019).
In 2016, Chevron said TCO would proceed with the project designed to increase crude oil production at the field by 260,000 b/d (OGJ Online, July 5, 2016). The FGP will use state-of-the-art sour gas injection technology, developed and proven during TCO’s previous expansion in 2008, to increase daily crude oil production while the WPMP will extend the production plateau and keep existing plants producing at full capacity.