Future Growth Project

Deep beneath the western Kazakhstan steppe is a giant reservoir known as the Tengiz Field, where the oil column measures an incredible 1 mile (1.6 km) across. With a surface area more than four times that of Paris, France, Tengiz ranks as the world’s deepest producing supergiant oil field and the largest single-trap producing reservoir in existence. Nearby is another world-class reservoir called the Korolev Field. Chevron holds a 50 percent interest in Tengizchevroil (TCO), which operates the two fields.

Today, the fields’ yearly output could satisfy the annual oil demand of entire nations. Net daily production in 2017 (Chevron share) averaged 272,000 barrels of crude oil, 401 million cubic feet of natural gas and 21,000 barrels of natural gas liquids.

The FGP will use state-of-the-art sour gas injection technology, successfully developed and proven during TCO’s previous expansion in 2008, to increase daily crude oil production from Tengiz by approximately 260,000 barrels per day.

In parallel, the WPMP maximizes the value of existing TCO facilities by extending the production plateau and keeping existing plants producing at full capacity. First oil is planned for 2022.


Kashagan Field is an offshore oil field in Kazakhstan’s zone of the Caspian Sea. The field, discovered in 2000, is located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea close to Atyrau and is considered the world’s largest discovery in the last 30 years, combined with the Tengiz Field.

The field is developed by the international consortium under the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement. The Agreement is made up of seven companies consisting of Eni (16.81%), Royal Dutch Shell (16.81%), Total S.A. (16.81%), ExxonMobil (16.81%), KazMunayGas (16.81%), China National Petroleum Corporation (8.4%), Inpex (7.56%).

The main development for the field operation is a structure named Island D, connected with 12 oil wells. It consists of two trains of production, separating oil and gas, delivering them to the onshore plant and dehydrating and partly re-injecting the sour gas into the reservoir. In 2012, about 5,000 workers were employed there. Oil is transported onshore by a 92-kilometre (57 mi) long pipeline. Workers are accommodated on the living quarter’s barge.

Amur Gas Processing Plant

Amur Gas Processing Plant is being constructed by Gazprom in the Svobodnensky District of the Amur Region. The plant will have a processing capacity of 49 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year.

Designed to extract important components from natural gas, the gas processing plant is a valuable link in the process of supplying natural gas to China through the eastern route.

Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, a part of Gazprom Group, and NIPIGAZ formed a partnership in July 2015 for designing, coordinating equipment and material supplies and construction management of the Amur Gas Processing Plant.

Construction on the RUB791bn ($12.7bn) project commenced in October 2015. The plant is expected to employ 15,000 people during construction phase and another 3,000 upon completion.