The expansion project will increase Tengizchevroil’s (TCO)’s oil production capacity from the current rate of 13 million tons per year to between 20 and 25 million tons per year. New plant facilities at the oilfield will be operational in mid-2006.

We rely on Honeywell to provide comprehensive automation control solutions that address our specific safety and operational needs, said Jay Burrows, project procurement advisor of TCO. With Honeywell technology and services, TCO can expand production capacity while reducing our overall risks, increasing our efficiency and speeding up our time to market.

To increase production capacity, TCO will install second generation processing (SGP) and sour gas injection (SGI) facilities located on the edge of the Caspian Sea in western Kazakhstan. A new 72-mile pipeline will transport additional gas into the existing pipeline system.

TCO is a joint venture partnership between ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, KazMunaiGas and LukArco. TCO exports oil from the Tengiz field via the Caspian Pipeline.