Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO)
Western Kazakhstan

Tengizchevroil Future Growth Project - Wellhead Pressure Management Project

Tengizchevroil's Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP) is the next major expansion of oil production at Tengiz and is of significant importance to the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Future Growth Project (FGP) is based on TCO’s successful 2008 Sour Gas Injection-Second Generation Project expansion, on which another Fluor-led Joint Venture participated. FGP will expand production by approximately 12 million tonnes per year. The Wellhead Pressure Management Project (WPMP) will keep existing plants full by installation of a central pressure boost facility. FGP and WPMP are being executed together to realize efficiencies and cost savings.

The front-end engineering design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction management activities phase of this expansion project was awarded by Tengizchevroil to Fluor-led joint venture KPJV in 2011. In addition to Fluor, KPJV consists of Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC, Engineering Company KAZGIPRONEFTETRANS LLP, and WorleyParsons. It was formed to provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction management support services for FGP-WPMP. Currently, the joint venture is working as part of an integrated team with Tengizchevroil on FGP-WPMP.

Tengizchevroil LLP (TCO) is a Kazakhstani partnership that explores, develops, produces and markets crude oil, LPG, dry gas and sulfur. TCO conducts its operations in accordance with world-class safety and environmental standards. In April 1993, Tengizchevroil was formed between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Chevron Corporation. Current partners are: Chevron Overseas Company, 50 percent; KazMunayGas NC JSC, 20 percent; ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Ventures Inc., 25 percent and LUKARCO B.V., 5 percent.

Fluor's Solution

The project engineering is being executed by Fluor and its joint venture partners from Fluor’s office in Farnborough, UK, with support from its engineering centers in Atyrau and Almaty, Kazakhstan; New Delhi, India; and Houston, as well as its integrated construction site in Tengiz. The FEED is complete now and detailed engineering is well underway. The project team is also engaged in long-lead procurement and early construction works for key project infrastructure at the Tengiz site in Kazakhstan.

Fluor-led joint venture is providing engineering, procurement and management services to TCO. To mitigate the extreme weather conditions in the field as well as its remote location a modularized approach was proposed to construction, providing access to a broader workforce and reduce the infrastructure needed at site.

Engineering is led from Fluor’s office in Farnborough, UK and is supported by JV offices in New Delhi, Atyrau, Almaty and Houston. Modules will be assembled in fabrication yards in Korea, Italy and Kazakhstan before being shipped to site via an inland waterway system.


Fluor started working in Kazakhstan in 1982 and has been working with Tengizchevroil since 1997. With FGP-WPMP now in full execution, Fluor and its joint venture partners continue to deliver cost efficient project execution with a high focus on safety, local content sustainability and technical experience in managing highly sour feedstocks. FGP-WPMP will generate approximately 20,000 jobs in Kazakhstan during peak construction and fabrication.

FGP-WPMP will leave a legacy of new capabilities for the Republic of Kazakhstan in engineering, high-tech equipment servicing, project management, construction and fabrication.