Tengizchevroil (TCO) has selected KPJV to provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction management support services for the proposed Tengiz oil field expansion project in western Kazakhstan.

KPJV is a joint venture (JV) formed by Fluor, Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC, engineering Company Kazgiproneftetrans, and WorleyParsons.

The JV is responsible for providing the support services for the future growth project—wellhead pressure management project.

The future growth project will increase production while the wellhead pressure management project aims to maintain full production at the existing Tengiz plants.

Fluor chairman and CEO David Seaton said: “The integrated team will work to increase the capital efficiency of the project and enhance execution plans for successful commissioning and safe and efficient startup of the facilities.

“With the full participation of our Kazakhstan partners, we will create an engineering legacy in Kazakhstan, as well as wide-ranging opportunities for the local workforce and local supply chain, thereby developing sustainable benefits for the region.”

The expansion project, which is expected to create approximately 20,000 jobs during construction phase, is planned to commence production in 2022.

Fluor and its joint venture partners are implementing the project engineering in Farnborough, UK with support from its engineering centers in Atyrau and Almaty, Kazakhstan; New Delhi, India; and Houston, US.

Tengizchevroil awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction management activities phase for the expansion project to KPJV in 2011.

With FEED work being completed, KPJV is undertaking detailed engineering.

TCO, which operates the Tengiz field, is 50% owned by to Chevron. Other partners include ExxonMobil 25%, state-owned energy firm KazMunayGas 20% and LukArco 5%.

The Tengiz field is claimed to be the world's deepest operating super-giant oil field project.

Image: KPJV will provide support services for the Tengiz oil field expansion project in Kazakhstan. Photo: courtesy of suwatpo/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.