Production

Tengizchevroil is a leading company that produces oil, gas and associated products that fuels the modern economy. Our history is closely interlinked with the rise of an independent Kazakhstan.

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Complex Technology Line – KTL

Tengizchevroil inherited an oil and gas separation plant when it took over operations at Tengiz in 1993. This first generation of the Tengiz plant is ...

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Complex Technology Line – KTL

Tengizchevroil inherited an oil and gas separation plant when it took over operations at Tengiz in 1993. This first generation of the Tengiz plant is called the KTLs (Russian for Complex Technology Lines). TCO has invested in expanding and improving the KTLs over the life of the operation. Today, the KTLs consist of five oil and gas processing trains and are now significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly. Started up in 1991, KTL-1 consists of two trains and has the capacity of around 7,000 tons per day per train. KTL-2, which also has two trains with the same capacity was successfully completed and started up in 1996. Last KTL train 5 was put on production in 2001 along with first oil from Korolev field. The capacity of train 5 is around 11-12,000 tons, per day.

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Second Generation Plant – SGP

TCO's production capacity has risen with the commissioning of the Second-Generation Expansion Project in 2008, which includes the Second Generation Pl...

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Second Generation Plant – SGP

TCO's production capacity has risen with the commissioning of the Second-Generation Expansion Project in 2008, which includes the Second Generation Plant (SGP) and Sour Gas Injection (SGI) facilities. This expansion allowed TCO not only to double oil production in Tengiz, but also to improve the environmental performance and increase production efficiency. TCO completed the expansion in the third quarter of 2008, which brought daily capacity to 75,000 metric tons (600,000 barrels) of crude oil and 22 million cubic meters (750 million standard cubic feet) of gas. SGP stabilizes and sweetens crude oil, as well as separates and processes natural gas into gas products and elemental sulfur. SGP is the largest single sour crude processing train in the world.

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Sour Gas Injection – SGI

SGI re-injects one third of produced sour gas back into the Tengiz reservoir at very high pressures to maintain reservoir pressure. The injection comp...

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Sour Gas Injection – SGI

SGI re-injects one third of produced sour gas back into the Tengiz reservoir at very high pressures to maintain reservoir pressure. The injection compressor is like no other compressor in the world and represents the state of the art in sour gas injection technology. SGI enables about 25% of total TCO oil production as well as pressure maintenance to reservoir.

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Tengizchevroil produces liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), dry gas and sulfur in addition to crude oil.

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Safety

TCO maintains a leading position in the field of industrial safety in terms of such standard indicators as lost working days incidents and the rate of reported incidents.

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Safety

TCO continues to achieve industry-leading safety results in standard industrial safety measurements such as Serious Incidents and Total Recordable Incidents.

Emergency Response And Oil Spill Readiness

Tengizchevroil meets the highest standards of Product Stewardship practices through managing safe transportation and quality control for its sales....

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Emergency Response and Oil Spill Readiness

Tengizchevroil meets the highest standards of Product Stewardship practices through managing safe transportation and quality control for its sales. A dedicated team of professionals focus on assessment and mitigation of potential health, environmental, safety, and quality risks for the entire product life cycle. This team promotes use of industry product stewardship best practices with customers and service providers through safety and technical audits. The Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is the primary route for TCO’s oil production. The 1,500 km long pipeline connects TCO’s Tengiz field to CPC’s terminal on the Black Sea.TCO also maintains contingent pipeline access to the Baltic Pipeline System and rail access to an oil terminal in Odessa, Ukraine. All LPG and sulfur shipments are delivered to customers and terminals via rail transportation routes.

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Working safely is a TCO core value and everyone's responsibility

In 2021, TCO employees and contractors worked over 123 million man-hours with 10 Days Away from Work incidents...

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Working safely is a TCO core value and everyone’s responsibility

In 2021, TCO employees and contractors worked over 123 million man-hours with 10 Days Away from Work incidents. While this is solid performance, TCO strives for zero workplace injuries and is continuously working to improve in this area. Living this commitment will ensure success in fatality prevention and process safety, the two cornerstones to incident-free construction and operations.

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Actions to prevent COVID-19 spread

TCO stays vigilant, acts responsibly and is cautious about the health and hygiene of each person and uses preventive measures to keep the workforce safe...

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Actions to prevent COVID-19 spread

TCO stays vigilant, acts responsibly and is cautious about the health and hygiene of each person and uses preventive measures to keep the workforce safe. We continue to record additional DAFW/ Medical cases associated with COVID-19 outbreak. In 2022, TCO started to return to the workplaces keeping the Rotational, 5/2 and Hybrid Working methods.

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Occupational Health and Safety Management Process

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Process Scope

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Working with TCO as a Business Partner

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Protection of people

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Occupational Health and Safety Management Process

The Contractor Health, Environment and Safety Management Process establishes clear accountabilities, ensures active engagement of contractors, and provides a consistent CHESM program to eliminate health, safety and environment (HSE) incidents and injuries involving contractors.

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Process Scope

The requirements and activities included in CHESM process are focused on defining TCO expectations regarding contractor HSE performance, the qualification of contractors and the monitoring of contractor performance against expectations.

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Working with TCO as a Business Partner

Contractors involved in activities presenting risks to workforce and process safety are subject to CHESM Qualification to evaluate HSE Management Systems and ensure adequate safeguards are in place and functioning before starting work at TCO Facilities.

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Protection of people

TCO's work is guided by two key principles: do it safely or not at all and there is always time to do it right. Every employee of TCO and its Business Partner companies is responsible for making sure that work can be safely started. Each person has the right to temporarily suspend or completely stop any work if unsafe behavior or conditions are observed. The TCO Safe Work Practices Management Group, together with other teams, ensure that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) guidelines and procedures are continuously implemented and maintained.

TCO News

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  • #TCO 05 February 2024
    How Occupational Safety drives Digital Transformation in TCO

    Tengizchevroil (TCO) took part in Digital Almaty Forum, which brought together not only Government officials of the SCO and EAEU countries, representatives of Governmental agencies and ministries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, but also large taxpayers of the country, leading experts and entrepreneurs to exchange experience and ideas aimed at shaping a new era of the digital industry in Kazakhstan.

  • #Social projects 26 January 2024
    Thirteen entrepreneurs received funding as part of Tengizchevroil’s (TCO) Zhylyoi Development Program

    The winners’ names of the first batch of the Tandau project, implemented by the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) were announced in Kulsary city. This project, financed by TCO, was created to support the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Zhylyoi district within framework of the TCO’s Development Program in Zhylyoi district.

  • #TCO 22 December 2023
    The results of the Community Investment Program in Tengizchevroil

    An open final event was held in Atyrau, where the Partners of Tengizchevroil Community Investment Program (CIP), non-governmental organizations, spoke about the results of their work during 2023. It is worth noting that in 2023, the CIP budget was increased, which made it possible to implement 21 projects for a total amount of 2.5 million US dollars.

  • #TCO 05 February 2024
    How Occupational Safety drives Digital Transformation in TCO

    Tengizchevroil (TCO) took part in Digital Almaty Forum, which brought together not only Government officials of the SCO and EAEU countries, representatives of Governmental agencies and ministries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, but also large taxpayers of the country, leading experts and entrepreneurs to exchange experience and ideas aimed at shaping a new era of the digital industry in Kazakhstan.

  • #Social projects 26 January 2024
    Thirteen entrepreneurs received funding as part of Tengizchevroil’s (TCO) Zhylyoi Development Program

    The winners’ names of the first batch of the Tandau project, implemented by the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) were announced in Kulsary city. This project, financed by TCO, was created to support the development of small and medium-sized businesses in Zhylyoi district within framework of the TCO’s Development Program in Zhylyoi district.

  • #TCO 22 December 2023
    The results of the Community Investment Program in Tengizchevroil

    An open final event was held in Atyrau, where the Partners of Tengizchevroil Community Investment Program (CIP), non-governmental organizations, spoke about the results of their work during 2023. It is worth noting that in 2023, the CIP budget was increased, which made it possible to implement 21 projects for a total amount of 2.5 million US dollars.